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Larissa Bates, "Agricola and the Maternal Male." Photo courtesy of the artist and the West Collection.

News post – Josette Urso in Italy, celebrating 15 years of Schuylkill Center, huge PAFA gift, opportunities and more!

News 2015 marks an even 15 years since the Schuylkill Center began its one-of-a-kind environmental art program. Their upcoming show, with artist Mary Mattingly presenting the Richard L. James Lecture on environmental art, takes a look at Mattingly’s WetLand installation (a boat-based ecosystem!), which was a huge success at the 2014 Fringe Festival. Following the lecture and panel (which includes Mary Salvante, Maya van Rossum, and Bethany Wiggin), a reception allows visitors to check out the newest show at the Center, as well as celebrate their 15th anniversary. The event is January 28, from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm. via Artnews - After years ... More » »

"Traditional Doctor Koko," one of the works included in the upcoming Gravers Lane show. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – Syrian collective wins Vera List Prize, Gravers Lane goes big, Michelle Post brings “Mucky Mucks” alive, opportunities and more!

News     Exciting news!  The work has begun on Gravers Lane Gallery’s expansion into the 8403 Germantown Ave. exhibition space. The Grand Opening is scheduled for February 2015, and features Botswana and the Art of the Kalahari, a special first exhibition celebrating Black History Month. Curated by Cindy Friedman, the show benefits the Botswana UPENN Partnership. 2 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art – 1. Habemus papam! Next year, that is – the Philadelphia Museum of Art has just been announced as a host of next year’s scheduled Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families 2015. Pope Francis is going to be at the ... More » »

A panoramic view of Isaac Tin Wei Lin and Alex Lukas' "Absent Design." Photo courtesy of the artists.

News post – Absent Design from Space 1026 alumni, Philly Stake 2014’s first news, Cloud Prize winners, opportunities and more!

News Little Berlin member Erin Bernard (of the Philadelphia Public History Truck) is doing a three-month Summer Reading series, made even more summery by its BYOB potluck element. Focusing on Community Arts and Aesthetics, the free series sessions meet at Little Berlin’s Annex space. Everyone’s meant to bring a dish to share and/or a drink of choice, an open mind, and some relevant textual interpretations; all genres and disciplines are welcome. All genres and disciplines are welcome to attend; a small donation is suggested toward the Annex, and RSVP is encouraged. The first session is next Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m, and ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

Michelle Post on artblog radio – a podcast interview

Michelle Post’s sculptural Tronies will debut as a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture this fall. In our podcast the artist tells us how she received the commission and how she conceived of the ten large portrait heads that sit on plinths like a chorus of grumpy citizen jurors waiting for something to pass judgment on. Post, a self-taught artist who has worked in wood engraving as well as sculpture, showed the original prototypes for her commission at DaVinci Art Alliance last fall and that is where we first saw the amusing characters that are vaguely reminiscent of characters drawn by Daumier. Michelle Post spoke with us ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

Next up on artblog radio – a podcast with Michelle Post

Michelle Post just received a commission from Grounds for Sculpture for ten large painted aluminum sculptures to be placed in a permanent installation in the Fall, 2013. Post, a self-taught artist who has worked in wood engraving as well as sculpture, showed the original prototypes for her commission at DaVinci Art Alliance last fall and the ten figurative larger-than-life heads on tall plinths are visceral and amusing and somewhat reminiscent of the characters drawn by Daumier or other wry commentators on humankind warts and all. Listen to the short sample below in which Michelle talks about discovering the character heads ... More » »

Benjamin Volta and Gord Peteran's mural and delivery doors at the Center for Art in Wood

News post – One year for CFAW, thanks to our British benefactors, Michelle Post at Grounds for Sculpture, opportunities and more!

News Ever wonder how Renoir can be so loved and so hated? Limited tickets are still available for a members-only lecture coming up at the Barnes on October 18. “Why We Love to Hate Renoir” is a talk and book signing by Dr. Martha Lucy, author of Renoir in the Barnes Foundation, who asks how he can be both revered for his work (Barnes voraciously collected his paintings) and disparaged for lack of originality. The lecture is from 10:30-11:30 AM, and tickets are $12. Reserve online. Further proving that we’re all part of a global online art village, we have our first international sponsorship ... More » »