Tag Archive "philadelphia-sculpture-gym"

Underneath by MAP Office (Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix), part of Street Road's Arterial Motives. Photo: Street Road Artists Space.

News post – RIP Lewis Katz, DAM’s performance art first, Street Road hits traffic, Butch Cordora gets a TV boost, opportunities and more.

News   Along with much of Philadelphia and the surrounding regions, we were shocked and saddened this weekend to learn that Lewis Katz had lost his life in a plane crash. Known across the region as a builder of schools, founder of charitable organizations, owner of two sports teams, passionate Temple alum, and in general an exceptionally kind human being, Katz died four days after he and fellow investor H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest won control of The Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com. Jeff Gammage and Melissa Dribben’s obituary on Philly.com is an elegant reminder of the acts of generosity ... More » »


News post – FJORD curates at RISD, “Teddy Bomber Plane” on the auction block, Chad Muthard’s new book arrives, Blaise Tobia at OK Harris, opportunities and more!

News This week, the members of FJORD Gallery held a special opening reception and panel discussion for Mechanical Turk, the show they’re curating at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Memorial Hall Gallery. For this exciting venture, FJORD’s participating artists include Seth Adelsberger, Colin Benjamin, John Bohl, Pia Howell, Katie Kehoe, Sam Lipp, JJ Miyaoka-Pakola, Michael Sirianni, and Rachel Stern. The works were chosen from a list of artist websites sent via email by five artist-run spaces in five cities, many of them chosen sight unseen.   via Tomas Mazetti – The “teddy bombing” plane used by artists to make a powerful political statement about Belarussian human rights is up for ... More » »

2013-08-09 PA01 by Roman Blazicweb

A walking tour of public art along Fishtown’s Frankford Avenue

—>Roman walks the Frankford Avenue corridor of Fishtown and points out ten works of art that adorn the buildings and gardens in the arty neighborhood. –the artblog editors____________________> I previously wrote about Fishtown’s public art that vanished. This time I present a walking tour of Fishtown’s current public art. Frankford Avenue of the Arts is the journey’s main path. You will see more than ten different works, from funded murals to spontaneous works by some named and unnamed artists. Begin at Rocket Cat Cafe Begin at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Norris Street. The landmark is the Rocket Cat ... More » »

Emily and R-Kitt at The Art Dept.

News from Fishtown – The Art Dept., Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and Gravy Studio and Gallery

—> Roman follows up on a couple of Fishtown-area favorites, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and Gravy Studio, and introduces us to the newest kids on the block, The Art Dept.—the artblog editors——————————-> The newbie – The Art Dept. The Art Dept. is located at 1638 E Berks Street. (On the corner of Berks and Tulip Sts.) This is Fishtown’s newest gallery founded by long time friends Emily Carris and Kitt Fraser, who formed a friendship back in their high school art department. It’s a very friendly gallery to visit. Emily holds a Master’s degree in photography and spent the last four years ... More » »

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym in Fishtown at their latest exhibition opening

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym – A community in Fishtown for artists and viewers, too

Hard work and dedication in equal strength are the prevailing under-current at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, a building transformed into a sculpture community by a group of amazing volunteers. The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, located on the border of Fishtown at 1834 E Frankford Avenue (next to the car wash at Norris Street), is a membership-based community workshop and gallery formed by founder and owner Darla Jackson. PSG is made possible in part by a $20,000 matching grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. More than an exhibition space, the 7,500 square ... More » »

Ward Shelley

News – FLASHFLooD, Kutztown, Ward Shelley at Pierogi, and lots of opportunities!

News Lectures and discussions Temple Gallery is offering a lecture with Philadelphia resident and Creative Time curator Nato Thompson on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 PM. Thompson will speak about his latest book Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Age of Cultural Production. We at artblog would love a Creative Time organization in Philly, and as it turns out we have the curator right here! Reserve a seat for Nato Thompson’s lecture at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2826019701 or call 215 777 9138.  And in West Philly, artist and independent curator Matheiu Copeland speaks at Kelly Writers House Thursday, Feb. 16, 6pm, about his efforts at subverting ... More » »