News A coup for geeks and public artwork, all at the same time: Open Air won “Event of the Year” at the Philadelphia Geek Awards! This was a pivotal year for Philly’s celebration of the tech community; the 400 available tickets sold out online in 90 minutes. Hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Geekadelphia, previous years’ winners include Philly Tech Week and the Philadelphia Science Festival. This fall is JJ Tiziou Photography’s 10th anniversary, and in celebration he’s launching the wider release of a special portrait project. Begun with friends and community members, his style for this project is fairly informal, photographing all ... More » »
A dreamy utopianism underpins Philadelphia Open Studios Tour, the annual event in which art lovers and artists get to connect with each other without galleries in the middle. It’s the equivalent of discovering a starlet-to-be sipping a black-and-white at a Hollywood lunch counter.
As luck and life would have it, we totally missed mentioning that the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours of nearly 300 artists around town, began last weekend and will continue into next weekend. When Roberta and I looked through the who’s who in the artists directory, it seemed to us this is POST’s best year yet. Fortunately, there’s still time to visit artists studios west of Broad Street this coming weekend–Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown, Manayunk, East Falls, Fairmount, Center City West, Rittenhouse Square, Graduate Hospital, and West Philly. Here’s a still from David Kessler’s video on the artists’ studios at ... More » »