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Wearing hazmat suits in a concourse below Center City, artists Jerry Kaba (left) and Meghan O'Donnell, inspired by a concourse myth, play chess as part of a guerrilla-arts fest. CHRIS FASCENELLI.

News post – @bethheinly and Andrea make Philly.com, Franklin Furnace revamped @Pratt, AUTOMAT makes a new space, opportunities and more!

News Artblog team members in the news! Philly.com gave a couple of mentions in recent days to Andrea Kirsh for her permeable pavers, and Beth Heinly for her Open Call Guerrilla Outdoor Performance Festival (#OCGOPF). Congrats, both! KieranTimberlake has been announced by Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis as one of the three finalists for the design of Anabeth and John Weil Hall: Architecture Research Office (ARO). Along with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, KieranTimberlake is giving a public presentation from March 23–24, 2015. The Sam Fox School is then announcing the architect for Weil Hall ... More » »

Work by Albert Paley. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – New @pafa cafe, @PhillyFilmSoc takes Prince Theater, @CuratorsINTL at Episcopal Academy, opportunities and more!

News Arcadia is rebooting their important Works on Paper juried show! The Survey of Purchase Prizes (1978 – 2009) is on view through March 15, featuring 24 works acquired for the school’s permanent collection through its juried “Works on Paper” series. Organized as part of the gallery’s spring celebration of its 30th anniversary at the Spruance Art Center, the show  includes work by Robert Asman, Bo Bartlett, Alysa Bennet, Joseph Danciger, Dominic Episcopo, Carl Fudge, Michael Garrity, Margaretta Gilboy, David Goerk, A.P. Gorny, Marilyn Holsing, James Johnson, Lois Johnson, Virgil Marti, Patricia Moss-Vreeland, Robert T. Pannell, W. Barret Pope, Richard wProctor, Jill A. Rupinski, Judith Schaechter, Anne Seidman, Janet Towbin, Carla ... More » »

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Live Comments – Curator Robert Cozzolino on Peter Blume at PAFA

(Peter Blume’s works, which are riveting in reproduction, will stop you in your tracks when you see them in the large and beautifully installed survey at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. )  Accomplished technically (the artist would spend 3 years on one painting), colorful, complex and symbolic, Peter Blume’s works like “The Rock,” “The Eternal City” and “Tasso’s Oak” are edgy visual puzzles. Andrea told you about the works and the show, organized by PAFA Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art, Robert Cozzolino. Below are two great audio clips of Cozzolino elucidating. In the first (approximately 7 minutes long) he talks about “The Eternal City,” ... More » »

William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, Eiko in Fukushima, 17 January 2014, Komagamine No. 146, 2014. Digital color print, 13.3 x 20 inches. Photo: William D. Johnston. © William D. Johnston and Eiko Otake, 2014.

News post – Victory for Tyler 2015, A Body in Fukushima at Wesleyan, new Barnes and Curtis collab, opportunities and more!

News via Evan Laudenslager - Evan, our writer and a Tyler alum, recently reminded us to be psyched for the upcoming Victory for Tyler exhibition at the Crane Icebox from April 2-26.  They have had tons of  entries this year and the show is being juried by Anthony Elms (who previously curated White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart in 2013), so keep it on your radar! A new Barnes partnership is happening! The other day, the Barnes Foundation and Curtis Institute launched a new collaborative program of commissions, performances, and educational exchanges. Beginning with a three-concert series of performances by the Aizuri Quartet—named ... More » »

Sarah Sze. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro.

News post – Leeway winners, Sarah Sze at Victoria Miro, Doug Witmer at PAFA, opportunities and more!

News Douglas Witmer, in addition to a raft of new studio happenings, has a show of Recent Paintings at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts‘s Alumni Gallery. Opening on Wednesday, January 28, the exhibition runs through Sunday, April 12. Given the architectural challenges of the building, Doug writes, his collection is being prepared with the space in mind “and I’m looking forward to see how the interaction plays out when my 21st Century paintings meet a Victorian backdrop.” Us, too!   The Leeway Foundation gave out its 2014 Transformation Award recently, granting $135,000 to nine women and trans* artists from the Philadelphia region. They are: ... More » »

Penn MFA work.

News post – Njideka Akunyili Crosby wins ’14 James Dicke, Captain Beefheart album artist show at ImPeRfECT, opportunities and more!

News Another well-deserved honor for the gloriously talented Njideka Akunyili Crosby – on Tuesday, the PAFA alumna was named the 2014 winner of the James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Akunyili Crosby (Post-Bacc. ’06, Cert. ’06-’09) is the 11th winner of the award, given to under-50s with an exceptional body of work.  For context, the other 2014 James Dicke award nominees were Cory Arcangel, Trisha Baga, Paul Chan, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Josiah McElheny, Dave McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Frances Stark, Swoon (Caledonia Curry) and Mickalene Thomas.  Cal Schenkel, groundbreaking album cover artist for ... More » »

Rebecca Rutstein, you come and go (diptych), 2014. Photo courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

News post – Farewell to Vivant, Bridgette Mayer in Vegas, Cadmium Red under fire, Jeff Carr retires, opportunities and more!

News   A sad moment for Old City, but we’re pretty determined to end it on a happy note: after seven years of being the only African-American owned gallery in Old City, Florcy Morisset is closing Vivant Art Collection.  She and Honorary Co-Chair Lisa Nutter are understandably emotional to see it end, but they’re sending Vivant out with a full five days of festivities celebrating Vivant’s place in the community. Check out the listing of events below, and, in the words of Florcy for the last seven years - vivant! Wednesday, October 1st,  6pm – 9pm M‘ART’ini Cocktail Reception hosted ... More » »

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Posts in the Pipeline – Stories you won’t want to miss

[artblog guides you through the great Philly art scene.  Our Picks, available by newsletter (subscribe here) curates a trustworthy list of shows and events each month.  But there’s so much more! Posts in the Pipeline tells you what we’ve selected to feature this month. — the artblog editor] Reviews and features this week Evan Laudenslager reviews the Vox Populi show, Room for the Whole Wide World Lauren Findlay says don’t miss the #SelfieShow at Yell Gallery Irena Frumkin tells us about the David Lynch show at PAFA Roberta talks about a couple of Public Art and Community projects, Write Sky and Yo Soy Oro Coming ... More » »

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Fringe Arts, Pig Iron, and PAFA unite for 99 Breakups

[Donald takes a romantic romp through a performance piece showing that breakups aren’t the end of the world. — the artblog editors] Have you ever needed a fresh outlook on the dreaded “breakup”? The Pig Iron Theatre Company’s 99 Breakups (a world premiere) at PAFA’s Landmark Building allows its viewers to laugh along with painful stories while shaping a collective unit that doesn’t ignore their own dark moments. 99 Breakups is an experimental and physically demanding piece of theater that keeps the audience tightly knit as they move throughout the Landmark Theater with a new view on the collapse of ... More » »

Alex Losett, "Cobble Creek," 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Opera under the Liberty Bell, a new PAFA Curator, Alex Losett at St. Joe’s, new Bodega-in-NYC show, opportunities and more!

News For the fourth year running, Opera Philadelphia is treating the city to a free HD broadcast, this time of the comedic classic The Barber of Seville. Last year was a smash hit, drawing almost 4,000 to a presentation of Verdi’s Nabucco. With free tickets available to the public starting tomorrow, September 3 beginning at 10 a.m at operaonthemall.org, everyone who registers is automatically entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subscription for two to the entire 2014-2015 Season. The broadcast is on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:00 p.m at Independence National Historical Park.   After a lengthy search, Jodi Throckmorton ... More » »

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