News Candy Coated Wonderland isn’t coming until May, but let the thought of it carry you through the rest of this bone-chilling winter. As only she can, CandyCoated (formerly Candy Depew) is re-interpreting the Museum’s collection of children’s dress costumes with her unique textile art. Held in the Joan Spain Gallery at the Perelman Building from May to November 2013 and curated by Dylis Blum, CandyCoated envisions a storybook narrative, incorporating iconic children’s costumes. And to make the the exhibition’s subjects the focal point, the summer promises a series of educational workshops for youth art making. Among the wild-sounding offerings are bike and helmet ... More » »
News Here’s a conundrum: if the world ends, you won’t get to see any of the apocalyptic-themed art around town, but if it doesn’t end, the apocalyptic-themed art will be robbed of context, at least unless we can put it all in a time capsule for the next time someone puts forth another end date for the universe as we know it. How to reconcile this? I can’t give you an answer, but I can tell you that the shows at Arch Enemy and PhilaMOCA deliver the eschatological goods. Arch Enemy’s show, “The Day and the Hour Unknown” features the ... More » »
News Ever wonder how Renoir can be so loved and so hated? Limited tickets are still available for a members-only lecture coming up at the Barnes on October 18. “Why We Love to Hate Renoir” is a talk and book signing by Dr. Martha Lucy, author of Renoir in the Barnes Foundation, who asks how he can be both revered for his work (Barnes voraciously collected his paintings) and disparaged for lack of originality. The lecture is from 10:30-11:30 AM, and tickets are $12. Reserve online. Further proving that we’re all part of a global online art village, we have our first international sponsorship ... More » »
News Perhaps woodworking and American leadership have more in common than we knew? Former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell is having a book signing at the Center for Art in Wood today from 5:30 to 8. A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great hits stands on June 4, 2012. More information at the Center for Art in Wood site. Ever want to meet the face behind philly artblog? Laura Adams, our intrepid sponsorship coordinator and able right hand, is having her first solo show of small oil paintings at Artists House, beginning with an opening ... More » »
News The Delaware Art Museum’s Centennial juried show is not until October, but the Museum has released the entire list of artists who have been selected, including many from Pennsylvania. Congratulations to all! The museum used to host biennial regional exhibitions that were much admired. We hope this juried exhibition revitalizes the regional biennial, which is missed. Juror John Ravenal says, of the selection: “The 1,300 artworks submitted online by nearly 450 applicants covered a wide range of media, styles, and abilities. There were accomplished senior artists, emerging talents, and probably some Sunday hobbyists. There was painting, sculpture, installation art, video, ... More » »
News Gallery news – Dalet Gallery is partnering with Headlong Dance Theater for a special body performance installation, “Situations for Unlikely Bodies,” a work-in-progress by Sheila Zagar, Jaamil Kosoko and Caroline Stinger of Headlong. The performance is Sunday April 15 – drop in between 7:30pm and 9pm. Fjord Gallery, 2419 Frankford is a new-to-us Kensington contemporary gallery and studio space started by Lindsay Chandler and three other local artists. opens on the First Friday of May. We think this is a terrific tool for artists who lack access to live models! The Croquis Cafe, an online collection of artist’s models, provides one-, two- and ... 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.
Once in a while we teach. So that’s how we got involved in [re]Mix, a blink-of-the-eye show of work by UArts seniors at a new space in town–PhilaMOCA or Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art.