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Siri Berg's "Endless Blue." Photo: Gallery 705.

News post – Mary Smull SPINS at the Baltimore Museum, Volta ’14 powers up, Ellie Brown’s diary onstage, opportunities and more!

News The mind of a child of the eighties, as read by a grown man in 2014: Ellie Brown has a comedy Dear Diary, Bye coming to the Skinner Studio on the 3rd floor of Plays and Players Theater, from April 4-13.  Originally workshopped for the SoLow Festival in 2013, Dear Diary, Bye is based on the diary of nine-year old Ellie Brown, but – and it’s a hilarious but – performed by an adult male actor. This is Ellie’s first play, so it’s got an extra new feel despite its 1984 vintage. Student tickets are $15 and adult tickets are $20. Show times are: Preview 4/4 8pm, Opening ... More » »

Douglas Witmer at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, June 7, 2013

Decade-of-artblog videos, Episode 4 – We visit First Friday exhibits at the Vox building

In this episode, we visit First Friday exhibits on June 7, 2013, in the Vox building and talk with Matt Kalasky, Mary Smull, Douglas Witmer, David Dempewolf and Yuka Yokoyama.  Less than two-minutes long, see what people have to say! [And don’t forget about our Decade-of-artblog fundraising parties on Sept. 28, Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.  Tickets are available at TicketLeap!  And also, everyone is invited to come out for our first-ever event with Green Line Cafe! Unfiltered is a show-up-and-show exhibition at Green Line on Locust and 45th St., in which everyone is invited to show up, bring a ... More » »

Mary Smull at our interview in her North Philadelphia studio

Mary Smull podcast on artblog radio – On truth, hard work and the guilt of the unfinished project

Mary Smull‘s excellence with math and bookkeeping is matched by her excellence in art, where she works systematically towards the goal of a perfect piece. Among other things, Mary finishes other peoples’ unfinished needlepoint projects, which she purchases from EBay.  In this podcast she tells us about her complicated relationship with work, with other peoples’ work and her belief in the truth of her projects.  Mary is a member of the Philadelphia alternative gallery Grizzly Grizzly, which is an organizer of the upcoming Citywide festival arriving in November, 2013. She has a BFA from University of the Arts and an MFA ... More » »

Mary Smull at our interview in her North Philadelphia studio

Mary Smull on labor, systems, and truth – next up on artblog radio podcast

Mary Smull is unusual as an artist in that she is also excellent with numbers and math. She is the bookkeeper to many local arts organizations, including artblog. Mary also has a community spirit. She is a member of Grizzly Grizzly collective, curating shows and helping to organize projects like the CSA and the upcoming Citywide festival. She has a BFA from University of the Arts and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy. In this clip from our interview on March 19, 2013, she talks about systems, like bookkeeping and compares it to the process of art-making. Listen to the entire ... More » »

Mary Smull-May FF

News Post – Germantown’s new spot, UArts talks, Mural Arts Venice, Emma Wilcox, opportunities and more!

News artblog‘s Art Safari just got an outstanding write-up by Martha Ledger in the Broad Street Review. Thanks for the shout-out, Martha! Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello, two international transplants to Germantown (by way of New York) bring their upstart ways to a new space –Imperfect Gallery.  Imperfect, at 5610 Greene St., is run by Molenaar, who came to Philadelphia with his partner Cabello in 2002. Imperfect  opens June 23, 5-10pm,  with a show featuring 30 Germantown artists. Molenaar is an artist and founder of the Black and White in Color Gallery in the Bronx.  Cabello is a visual artist and ... More » »