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A vignette of home for one of Philly's biggest indie artists. Courtesy of Pitchfork Media.

News post – Dupree Studios fights on, SELECT Fair’s Philly crop, ESPO wins P4K praise, PAFA prize honors Dessner, opportunities and more!

News   In a contemptible move perfectly in keeping with prior contemptible moves, the city of Philadelphia is continuing its quest to use eminent domain to turn the studio of James Dupree into a parking lot and supermarket. Detailed in a Forbes article this week, two-thirds of the building in which Dupree’s studio resides have been condemned, and the studio was seized by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority on December 27, just four days before an eminent domain loophole was closed by the state. Since the PRA got approval to take over 17 Mantua properties for this purpose in November 2012, ... More » »

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The pianos of summer in University City

Artist-modified pianos are scattered around University City to June 17, waiting for a public with itchy fingers. When the project Heart & Soul launched Wednesday night, June 6, the eight transformed pianos looked so inviting that people of all ages sat down to play. Say you make it your mission to play every one of them, you can find the map of the locations at universitycity.org/heart-soul. Here’s a 1.5-minute video of what I saw at the launch. The pianos are a borrowed idea–New York and Lancaster, PA beast us to the punch. But as public art, they far outshine those ... More » »