[Today in the News, Roberta congratulates the Association for Public Art and Taller Puertorriqueno for excellent achievements; reminds you of Septa’s Papal Pass complications; and links to a couple cool opportunities you might like to know about. — the Artblog editors] News From the better late than never department, I just discovered the Brooklyn Street Art blog —great aggregation of street art images, interviews and news from around the world. Let this be your external companion to Conrad Benner‘s great Philadelphia Streets Department blog of street art here in our fair city. Ahhhh, SEPTA. Taking pains to help complicate our transit ... More » »
See August Our Picks for this month’s news, highlights, and recommended exhibitions and events. Opening this Friday is The Turnaround, Bradley Maule’s exhibition of photographs from a 2009 cross-country drive that revealed itself to be a truly pivotal moment in the artist’s life. To receive Our Picks automatically each month in your email, visit the Our Picks page on the blog for a link to subscribe.
Look for items about Serena Perrone’s latest work, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s upcoming keynote event, and the results of PAFA’s Venture Fund in the news roundup, now in a different timeslot…
Now is the time to support artblog’s art safaris Kickstarter campaign! We are almost at the goal of $2,500!! But we won’t get any of that money unless the project funds completely. This means if you’ve been thinking about getting on board but haven’t yet done so we need you to mosey on over to Kickstarter and sign up asap! Big thanks to the 49 of you who contributed so far to what we think is a fantastic project. And for everybody else, please help us out with your contribution so we can take people on safari–we’re dying to do this ... More » »
News Comedy Night @ PhilaMOCA This Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 PM, PhilaMOCA will be the site of I LOVE MITCH HEDBERG: Art for the Late Great Comedian. A number of comedy acts (including comedy by Andrew Jeffrey Wright), refreshments, and artwork are on tap. Special guest Lynn Shawcroft will screen a video of unreleased Mitch Hedberg comedy footage.
News Attack on Matisse at National Gallery highlights art security After a recent attack on a Matisse painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, art security is on the minds of writers at the Washington Post. That publication ran two stories recently about art security issues.
News Local artists launch Title Magazine online Welcome, to Title Magazine! This new local online publication aims to contribute to the critical analysis of the dynamic Philly art scene. The first issue includes articles by Daniel Gerwin, Edward Carey, Avi Alpert, Jeffrey Bussmann, Andrew Gbur, and Elyse Derosia. Free Library opens digital resource database The Free Library of Philadelphia has just opened its “Free Library of the 21st Century” online.
Sad News Walter Edmonds We are sad to bring you the news that Philadelphia Artist Walter Edmonds, 73, died of a heart attack on June 12th.
Wind Challenge artists for 2012 The Wind Challenge announced the nine artists for its series of 2012 juried shows. Through a blind jury selection process, the artists were chosen out of a pool of nearly 200 applicants. This year will mark the exhibition series’ 34th year.
Free workshops at black comix convention The 10th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention is back! Philadelphia will again host the convention on May 21 at The Crown Plaza Hotel on 1800 Market Street from 10 am – 7 pm.