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Frank Bramblett and Katrina Mortorff.  Frank is wearing the sequined baseball cap Katrina made for the show.

Weekly Update – Frank love at the Elkins Estate

Thanks.Frank, an outpouring of love for retired Tyler School of Art painting prof Frank Bramblett, honors a beloved educator and raconteur known for his wit, compassion and deep thinking about art, culture and society. (Full disclosure: In 2006, I co-taught one semester of senior painting studio with Bramblett and Libby Rosof.) Tyler alums put out the call, and works poured in from all over the country, from 35 artists in all, including paintings, sculpture and works on paper from local artists like Anthony Campuzano, Thomas Vance, Austin Lee and Rebecca Saylor Sack and out-of-towners Kelly McRaven (New York) and Trenton ... More » »

Austin Lee and Katrina Mortorff, who organized the team that put on the show


Every once in a while there’s a teacher who is more than a teacher, someone who influences students in unpredictable and fantastic ways.

Annette Monnier, illustration from One Review a Month blog.  Annette takes a wish.

Monday morning tidbits

Hey, it’s Monday! ¬†Wake up and try these links for a mix of fun and thoughtful stuff.

Candace Karsh, Bambi proprietress, looking so very happy at the opening.

Bambi people — snapshots from the Bambi Biennial opening

It was a beautiful way to start the holiday weekend — with a people-filled opening. Two artists selected for the Bambi Biennial came from as far away as New Orleans and Oklahoma City. And both of them flew in for the opening. Hugh Meade, from Oklahoma City, was looking to meet artists with whom he could talk about exchanging shows between Philly and his city, which he says is full of great art and lots of artists. The other flyer, Alissa Eberle, recently moved to NOLA from New York, so she took a detour to the Big Apple before showing ... More » »

The week that was

A lot of openings in the last two weekends. I didn’t make them all but I’m going to run some pictures here with some links and say get out there and look around. So much to see so little time. PAFA, Oct. 19, 2006 Libby and I made it to the opening of Steven Power‘s show in PAFA‘s Morris Gallery but didn’t make Space is the Place (Outgoing PAFA Contemporary Art Curator Alex Baker‘s co-curated show also at PAFA). It’s up for a while and sounds good so we’ll be back for sure. Steve Powers, right, and Brian Campbell, doing ... More » »

Hello ! Gallery, bye bye world

A nice crowd turns out for ! Gallery’s grand opening I don’t know how to get to 727 Oak Lane with public transportation. But after I saw the exhibit at ! Gallery, I wish I had. The exhibit is entitled The World Won’t End But Ours Will is about the earth going to hell in a handbasket. I feel tremendous guilt for getting up there all by myself in my car, even though it is a Prius. The toxic tarte For all its gloom and doom, the exhibit has a jaunty air. The tone was well represented by one of ... More » »