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The Project HOME endeavor of Meg Saligman, Bon Jovia and more. Photo courtesy of Mural Arts.

News post – PSYCHYLUSTRO launches in style, 3rd Street in flux, Caitlin McCormack’s wolfish work, opportunities and more!

News Fellow muralist Meg Saligman saw an equally major premiere recently with the April 22 opening of The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Homes, a Project HOME mixed-used development that showcases her art installations. Totaling four pieces, Meg’s made a 2-story exterior mural with an “illuminated light sculpture”;  a multimedia work comprised of stained glass, a water feature, “intention cubbies” and a mosaic floor medallion in the lobby; and a printed glass storefront on the second floor. There’s a lot to take in, not surprising for a project helmed by this group of people! Although it’s been delighting rail passengers since ... More » »

Daniel Traub at the Print Center after our interview

Podcast redux – Daniel Traub, whose film with Glenn Holsten, The Barefoot Artist, was screened at the PMA last night

—>This podcast was originally published Feb. 14, 2011, following our interview with Daniel Traub at The Print Center where he had a show of his photographs.  Daniel’s film, with Glenn Holsten, The Barefoot Artist, a documentary on Daniel’s mother Lily Yeh, debuted at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last night.  The auditorium was jammed, every seat taken, and the moving story of Lily Yeh’s complicated life and inspired projects with underprivileged communities is beautiful, moving and a must see–we hope it gets another screening soon!–the artblog editors————-> Daniel Traub’s photographs of overgrown lots in North Philadelphia where rowhouses once stood ... More » »


Barefoot Artist Lily Yeh’s new documentary movie due out this year

Note: this article was written as part of Art Attack, the Philadelphia Daily News-Drexel University arts writing partnership, which recently ended before this story was published. Born in China in 1941, artist Lily Yeh experienced first-hand the ravages of that country’s civil war when her family became refugees, fleeing to Taiwan as the communists took over.  That personal story and the story of Yeh’s global art activism with communities from North Philadelphia to Rwanda and China is the subject of a new documentary film, The Barefoot Artist, now in post-production and ready for viewing later this year. Co-directed by Yeh’s ... More » »