Tag Archive "percent-for-art"

Jeremy Holmes, Convergence. Photo courtesy of Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.

News post – Dave Kyu vs. Nature, Gallery Joe in Amsterdam, 2nd Friday brings out West Philly beauties, opportunities and more!

News   A special shout out from us to Blaise Tobia for reminding us about what’s coming to this Second Friday (Sept 12). In the span of a few blocks in West Philly near Powelton Village, there is an amazing sculptural installation at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) called “Convergence,” the work of artist Jeremy Holmes; a show of urban landscape photography by John Dowell (Prof. Emeritus at Tyler) at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral from 5-7 PM (and likely a bit later); and, at Art on the Avenue Gallery (3808 Lancaster Avenue – near 38th Street) is”Living in the Transit Lounge,” by Romanian artist Raluca ... More » »

At the dedication of the Center, Sarah McEneaney and Leroy Johnson, with Greenhouse Media's Matthew Suib and Aaron Igler and OACCE's Margot Berg and Theresa Rose (formerly of OACCE)

Art for the public and for the youth at the new Juvenile Justice Services Center

The new Juvenile Justice Services Center in West Philadelphia was dedicated last month and I got a tour recently of the building from Dave Kyu of the Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy. While the finishing touches were still being put on the facility (no residents or staffers had arrived at that point), the Percent for Art projects by Sarah McEneaney and Leroy Johnson are installed and look fine. McEneaney’s painting, Philadelphia City of Parks, 2012, is a birds’ eye view of Philadelphia’s vast array of parklands. The artist visited ten parks, all with her sidekick Trixie, and ... More » »


News post – Ten years of Slought, Beck and Deville at Lehman Gallery, Julian Hoeber’s Demon Hill, opportunities and more!

News It’a time to wish a happy tenth anniversary to the Slought Foundation. Aside from making tremendous progress in bridging the gap between institutions and the public with their thought-provoking works, they’ve recently launched a new organizational identity, website, a series of workshops and research, and initiatives such as Mixplace Studio, a new urban education model that is being jointly developed by youth researchers from West Philadelphia, students and faculty from PennDesign, facilitators from People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and Slought, other community voices and leaders, and architect Teddy Cruz at the Center for Urban Ecologies. The Percent for Art Program has been moving ... More » »


News post – Fleisher news, Diplomat moves on, Chuck Close controversy, Kanevsky at Woodmere, opportunities and more!

News Muralist David McShane writes that his Phillies mural at 24th and Walnut – originally scheduled to be hung August 10 – has been postponed. The mural, which was finished indoors, painted on parachute cloth (143 5′ x5′ sheets), can’t be hung yet because of the need to deal with lead paint removal on the wall, approvals from the railroad company who owns the land below the wall, and structural engineering reports. Let’s hope this season improves for the mural, as well as the team.  Look for the mural to go up next fall or Spring of 2013, McShane says. ... More » »

Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney — new Percent for Art program artists

Artists Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney have been selected for the most recent Philadelphia Percent for Art competition — this just announced by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.   The two artists — both longtime Philly folk with many accolades and awards — will create new paintings for the new Youth Study Center at 48th and Haverford (not yet built–previously the YSC was on the Parkway where the new Barnes will be).   The art will be about Philadelphia and include Philadelphia scenes in it. The work is expected to be installed fall, 2011. Here’s what ... More » »