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Katharina Grosse's "psychylustro," by now a familiar sight. Photo credit: Philebrity.com.

News post – A Candy Coated Eakins Oval, ART21 2014 stars Katharina Grosse, Pine Barrens on film, opportunities and more!

News Magic Carpet, a total environment created by Candy Coated that the Association for Public Art commissioned for The Oval, kicks off tomorrow and is on view until August 17. It’s much as you’d expect for a work served up by Candy Coated; representatives from the City and Fairmount Park Conservancy, artists and an interpretative dance team are cutting the ribbon on the “Magic Carpet” theme and 3-D illusion public art display. Plus, let’s see who can turn down a beer garden! Big old list ahead: The 2014 Grantees of the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation have been chosen, and some super-deserving organizations have gotten a boost. ... More » »

The Project HOME endeavor of Meg Saligman, Bon Jovia and more. Photo courtesy of Mural Arts.

News post – PSYCHYLUSTRO launches in style, 3rd Street in flux, Caitlin McCormack’s wolfish work, opportunities and more!

News Fellow muralist Meg Saligman saw an equally major premiere recently with the April 22 opening of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Homes, a Project HOME mixed-used development that showcases her art installations. Totaling four pieces, Meg’s made a 2-story exterior mural with an “illuminated light sculpture”;  a multimedia work comprised of stained glass, a water feature, “intention cubbies” and a mosaic floor medallion in the lobby; and a printed glass storefront on the second floor. There’s a lot to take in, not surprising for a project helmed by this group of people! Although it’s been delighting rail passengers since ... More » »

Haas and Hahn, Philly Painting, 2012. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Book review — Mural Arts @ 30

[Rachel reads the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s recent book, which includes essays on the organization’s projects, history, impact, and goals. — the artblog editors] Thirty years of making murals The first words encountered set the scene: change, value, place. Mural Arts @ 30, the latest publication from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, explores the contemporary identity of the organization as it examines itself. The book highlights the program’s 21 projects completed since 2009, using their concepts, partnerships, and imagery as ways to talk critically about mural painting, public art, and social change. As Mural Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary with ... More » »

"Beyond the Paint" captures the vibrancy of the Mural Arts program.

Beyond the Paint – Philadelphia’s mural arts on view at PAFA

(Rachel is excited about the new exhibit at PAFA that celebrates the city’s painted walls, and she wishes the show could have covered even more territory about murals and placed Philadelphia’s mural movement in a national context.–the artblog editors) Here is a small secret I don’t let many in on: I moved to Philadelphia because of the murals. Since my undergraduate days memorizing the names and dates of Mexico’s iconic walls, the vast community of muralists and public art scholars has been whispering Philadelphia into my ears. Philadelphia’s reputation as a mural mecca is unequivocal – a reality that a ... More » »

Moe Brooker
The Inside Story
2006
Oil and Mixed Media on panel 
36" x 36"
courtesy of the Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia and June Kelly Gallery, New York

News post – Mural Arts on NBC, Moe Brooker in NYC, Art Star hit the road, opportunities and more!

News And now for something a bit different for the Barnes. This Sunday, artists Odili Odita, Anne Schaefer, and John Gatti speak on a panel on abstraction at the Barnes Foundation, this Sunday at 2 pm. This is the first of three such talks planned by the Barnes over the summer, addressing abstraction; subsequent panels plan to get into “Art on the Wall/Art as the Wall (with Alex Baker, Joe Boruchow, and TBD); and Art in Public Places (Larry Becker, Moe Brooker, and Michelle Ortiz). The dates are 6/16, 7/21, and 8/25. Each panel is free, with advance reservation required. ... More » »

Untitled, 2012

News – Some good deals, Print Center Finalists, Justin Duerr show, and more!

News Some good deals Two new art deals online–we like the entrepreneurship of both! DealYo – James Dupree is currently offering a limited edition print of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for half price on DealYo on Philly.com. The Deal — Nicola Midnight St. Claire’s new feature “The Deal” reports on and sells work by artists that they are enthralled with. The inaugural St. Claire deal is work by artist Celeste Dupuy-Spencer. Contact thedeal@the-st-claire.com with any questions — and to buy the art! Print Center finalists The Print Center announced the finalists and semi-finalist for their 86th annual photography competition.  The exhibit will ... More » »

Hahn and Haas worked with young artists in the favelas in Rio to create this colorful street art.  We hope they do something similar here.

News – Arden’s free First Friday shows, Gallery 339 NYC preview, Jeroen Koolhaas and more!

News Free First Friday performances and free beer at the Arden First Friday isn’t just for art anymore. Located in the heart of Old City, the Arden Theatre Company is hosting free performances as their First Friday offering. There’s also free beer — donated by Boxcar Brewing Company (while supplies last, from 5:30-8pm)! Tonight, March 2, 6-7:30pm in Arden’s Independence Foundation Studio, the N Crowd will perform comedic improvisations based on audience suggestions. More free performances lined up on April 6 and May 4. Gallery 339 previews work at Philly prices pre-New York art fair We think this is kind ... More » »