[Roberta gets reminded of a previous show when she sees Begin Where You Are, a generous gift to the Philadelphia community. -- the artblog editors] In 2002, Jeremiah Misfeldt curated an emerging artist show, Greater Philadelphia, which happened at around the same time as MoMA-PS1’s inaugural Greater New York and was clearly a response — take that New York. Jeremiah was then acting Exhibition Coordinator at Moore College of Art and Design, and the show was in both the Paley and Levy Galleries at Moore. Greater Philadelphia was excellent — big, rowdy, and unexpected. And it affirmed for me what I had been ... More » »
News Welcome to 2013, artblog – we now have a tumblr! Great BIG pictures from artblog stories and from other artsy tumblrs around the web, all curated by Maeve Coudrelle. Better late than never, we suppose… 2 from the OACCE – 1. Big news from Gary Steuer this week. Our beloved cultural emissary is departing the OACCE to become the new President and CEO of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation in Denver, Colorado, assuming the position in early October. Although we lament that the Philly art world is now one man down, we are very excited for Denver! Best of luck, Gary. 2. The Bicycle ... More » »
News PAFA presents the fourth and final installment of The Review Panel Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 3, at 6pm. February’s edition attracted over 100 attendees, and this month’s promises discussions that are sure to entice people into the Hamilton Auditorium. The April panel of critics includes Jennie Hirsh, Katherine Rochester, and Robert Storr. The four local exhibitions, chosen by David Cohen and his panelists are JG: A Film Project by Tacita Dean at Arcadia University Art Gallery; Christine Hiebert at Gallery Joe; Joyce Robins: Ceramic Painting/Painted Ceramic at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery; and White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The panel discussions, for the uninitiated, run approximately 90 minutes and ... More » »
News Above: the magic that happens when Photoshop wizardry and Philadelphia’s most iconic statue find one another. For their New Year’s greeting, the PMA’s Department of Indian and Himalayan Art created this gem, featuring Rocky in his typical composure, but joined by a surprising companion: the Hindu deity Krishna, who in this iteration is “Krishna Dances and Holds Aloft Two Stolen Balls of Butter,” The copper alloy sculpture was made in Orissa, India in the 17th century, 1994-148-262. This comes to us from the Stella Kramrisch Collection at the Department of Indian and Himalayan Art. 2 in preservation news – 1. Created by Philadelphia’s own Conservation ... More » »
News Cecelia Fitzgibbon named Moore President Moore College of Art & Design has selected Cecelia Fitzgibbon as the school’s new president. Fitzgibbon, Director of Drexel’s Graduate Arts Administration Program, will succeed Dr. Happy Fernandez who has been president at Moore since 1999. Fitzgibbon steps in at Moore in July. artblog news Check out our new features on artblog’s front page. First, in the bottom of the right column are feeds from Libby and Roberta’s Pinterest boards. Don’t expect wedding planning or cute design things, but interesting articles and other stuff from around the web. Second, our RSS feeds in the ... More » »
News A very Krampus Christmas We heard about Krampuslauf from Amber Dorko Stopper and also on WHYY. Who is Krampus? Why is he having a Christmas parade? Well, Krampus represents the opposite of Jolly Old St. Nick. He’s a Christmas devil that punishes naughty children during the holidays. It’s an alternative to the ‘everything is so sweet and lovely’ Christmas attitude; ‘a little salt to go with the sugar’ says Krampuslauf celebrator Janet Finegar. There will be Krampuslauf parade and festivities in Northern Liberties tomorrow, Sat. December 10, 4pm at Libery Lands Park, 913-961 north 3rd Street.
Another crazy week, art campers. We’ll start with First Friday and work our way forwards and backwards all at once. It seemed logical to us. FRIDAY, April 3 Man’s best art opening
A report by Steve Kimbrough Kevin Finklea in front of a nuanced blue painting, Eagle Gallery, London. Philadelphia artist and friend of artblog Kevin Finklea has four paintings on show at the Eagle Gallery in London. Each painting is on a solid board, either of plexiglass or MDF. No framing necessary. Each painting consists of a rectangle of darker color set against a lighter background. The rectangles are each off center to the left, in reference to British driving habits. In two of the paintings the rectangles are biased up, and in two, down. [Ed note: to see more of ... More » »