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Sean Buffington, the president of The University of the Arts, in a conference room at the school. Buffington is one of just a handful of openly-gay university presidents. (Eric Mencher/Staff) ERIC MENCHER/Inquirer.

News post – Dupree Studios defeated by govt, Sean Buffington steps down, MFAs dazzle at Montclair, opportunities and more!

News Sean T. Buffington, who’s been president of the University of the Arts since 2007, is leaving in January. As a friend of artblog, we are happy for his new position with the Luce Foundation in NY, but will definitely miss him. Good luck, Sean! Our Quarterly Newsletter is coming out later this week, which you can sign up for in advance! Expect to find some new items and a roundup of great posts from the last quarter on artblog.   If you’ve been in the market for a screenprint by Tim Eads, consider the latest offer from Pentimenti Gallery. They are ... More » »

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News post – Penn MFAs in Vienna, ForceField grows closer, the fight to save Dot Art, opportunities and more!

News ForceField is a familiar presence for us, but might not be for anyone others who will be around June 21-22. This vivid two-day art/music/performance experience, boasting 45 multi-disciplinary artists from 7 states, and brought to Philly by Tim Eads and Joe Bartram, is bound to dazzle. They have an amazing lineup of musicians to soundtrack the event – King Britt, Alex Burkat, Hiro Kone, Telequanta, Ryan Todd, Ben Warfield, Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler. With plant-generated visuals designed by NoCarrier and Enso, there’s also the chance to learn what a plantable album is. We can’t say for sure. It ... More » »

The latest gallery installation from Austin Lee. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Frank Sherlock is our new Poet Laureate, Impart Creative makes Old City home, Austin Lee is doing “OK,” opportunities and more!

News One of Philly’s newest cultural institutions (only minted in 2012) has a new figurehead: Mayor Michael A. Nutter has appointed native son Frank Sherlock as the City of Philadelphia’s new Poet Laureate! Succeeding Sonia Sanchez, Sherlock is the choice of Nutter and the Poet Laureate Governing Committee for all related events. There’s the Inauguration of the Mayor, spoken word and poetry events at City Hall, guest author events and poetry readings at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and mentoring a Youth Poet Laureate. Sherlock, a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, is a native Southwest Philadelphian and a ... More » »

Ralph Pugay's "Dogs Barking at Weapons," 2013, acrylic on canvas, at Vox Populi

First Friday of the New Year – Great stuff out there in the Vox building and at Space 1026

(Libby and I had a date with the B-roll team from WHYY’s Friday Arts on Jan. 3. Maybe you saw us at the Vox building or Space 1026. You say, What is B-roll? Well, it’s not sushi is my reply. ) Vox building Accompanied by Cate who was visiting from New York, and all mic’d up and ready for our video shoot,  we headed up the stairs at 319 N. 11th, with filmmaker/director Michael O’Reilly, audio engineer Charlie Kaier and cameraman Paul Parmalee in tow. First stop, the new TandM Space on the 4th floor. Blaise Tobia and Virginia Maksymowics, who ... More » »

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News post – In memory of Todd Marrone, Retrospective Gallery launches, Tim Eads turns plight into potential, opportunities and more

News We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of artist and educator Todd Marrone just before the new year. Well-known in Philly and beyond for his kindness as well as his talent, Marrone had been a teacher at Welsh Valley Middle School for the past sixteen years. His artwork is an instantly recognizable, ebullient part of the scenery in Manayunk, where he lived with his wife Heather and two children Rocco and Matilda. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Rocco and Matilda Marrone Scholarship Fund in care of: Lower Merion Education Association 306 Parsons ... More » »

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News post – Citywide BBQ, Wind Challenge winners, Tim Eads in the press, art and play at UArts, opportunities and more!

News CITYWIDE is hosting a fundraiser at Crane Arts next Saturday, July 20, in the midst of their quest to reach their $13,000 match to their Knights Art Challenge Grant, and we hope you’ll help them keep the exciting productions coming by showing up for some BBQ good times. As with any summer shindig, there’s prizes, beer & food on hand, all donated by local businesses in Philadelphia. Get tickets directly from CITYWIDE, or at FJORD Gallery for $15, cash or check. A huzzah to The Village of Arts and Humanities: at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stockton ... More » »

Shaina Craft, “Experiment 168, 01/2013,” 42 x 42 in., pastel on paper

Pollution, broken infrastructure, broken bodies, religion – Pentimenti’s new show has global concerns

–>Sam walks us through a show of globally-relevant issues at Pentimenti in the gallery’s annual open call show.  Most of the artists haven’t shown in the gallery before.–the artblog editors—————> The problems of garbage and pollution are just some of the issues confronted by Philadelphia artists in Global Conscious, Local Artists, at Pentimenti Gallery in Old City. Trash talk Most people, myself included, operate some of the time on the belief that our garbage just disappears after it’s taken away by waste management trucks. But in fact, the total tonnage of human waste will grows infinitely until we figure out ... More » »

Tim Eads, talking with us on April 23 at his studio at Hope Street Social Club (the old FLUXspace)

What is success? A podcast with Tim Eads on artblog radio

Tim Eads began his art career as a graphic designer.  He worked for several years in that field before he went back to school for his teaching certificate and taught for several years in secondary and high schools. Then he got hisMFA from Cranbrook and afterwards moved to Philadelphia where he settled in, making art, which has been shown all over town at alternative spaces and commercial galleries.  Right now you can see his Taxonomy of Trash project at DCCA in Wilmington and a small selection from that project at Pentimenti Gallery.  Tim also has some commissioned work in Philadelphia ... More » »

Tim Eads, here seen at the Fabric Workshop, where he works.

Tim Eads – Next week on artblog radio podcast – Here’s a short clip from the interview

Tim Eads is a maker — he used to use ceramics as his medium but now it’s whatever he needs, from welded steel to wood to digital tools, or even trash. He grew up on a ranch in Texas where every day there was something to make or fix or engineer in that home-grown tinkerer’s way that happens on a farm or ranch. Tim’s art has been shown all over Philadelphia and his project Taxonomy of Trash is on view at the DCCA now until July 21. He recently installed several welded steel benches at the Little Berlin Fairgrounds, a ... More » »

Ken Lum, clay model for "The Space Between Scott and Plessy," 2013. Clay, dimensions variable. Photo by Arthur Cheng.

News post – Fleisher welcomes Liz Grimaldi, Nuala Cabral gets feminist nod, Ken Lum in MO, ArtsTech gets fashionable, opportunities and more!

News Liz Afif Gallery is spreading the word for their inaugural exhibition, boasting work by artists from Philadelphia, Seattle, NYC, Washington D. C. and Boston. The opening reception is tonight from 5– 9 PM, and is up until April 30. Fleisher Art Memorial has appointed Elizabeth Grimaldi Executive Director. Congratulations, Elizabeth! You can read more about her background at  The Village of Arts and Humanities, for whom she’s served as executive director since 2009. Pentimenti Gallery has successfully placed new work by Hadieh Shafie at Sotheby’s in Doha, Qatar. It goes up for auction on April 22. We like to think that Philly is pretty great ... More » »

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