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One of Ted Knighton's eerie "Street Trees," soon to be seen at the International House. Photo courtesy of the artist.

News post – Leeway talks indie publishing, Street Trees take root, Jackie Tileston in Chicago, opportunities and more!

News The International House’s verdant new installation opens July 10, with Ted Knighton and his new installation “Street Trees,” setting up in the lobby outside the Ibrahim Theater. “Street Trees” is based on Knighton’s illustrations of trees impacted by the Philadelphia urban environment. this link:  The opening is Thursday, July 10, beginning at 5:30 PM with food and drinks, then continuing with a visual presentation in the theater by Ted himself at 7 PM. He’s also planning on screening his narrative film project 3RD AND ARCH, which you may have seen when it was projected on the of the building ... More » »

The first meeting of the Faculty Advisors to the ASR Program. We met at Slought.  In this picture, counterclockwise from the left, Dona Nelson, Maeve Coudrelle, Aaron Levy, Jonathan Wallis, Donald Hunt and Angela Wang

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Last night, we met with a big group of Knight Arts Challenge winners and representatives of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at a celebration where Knight announced a batch of 19 new grants to Philadelphia’s performing and visual arts organizations and artists.  The event at the Kimmel Center Roof Garden featured lovely short speeches by Knight Vice President for Arts, Dennis Scholl, and Knight Philadelphia Program Director, Donna Frisbee Greenwood.  There was also a performance by the cabaret group Bearded Ladies, and a lot of happy people hugging and taking pictures. And here’s the big news: artblog is ... More » »

New work by Jim Houser from his Milan solo show. Photo courtesy of

News post – Moore’s Galleries get Mohawks, Jim Houser in Italy, Slought and n+1 take on “World Lite,” opportunities and more!

News   Updates from the busy studio of Erin Murray: she’s got new work up! Her latest is a suitably austere composition for these dark days of winter.  Somewhere between the Starbucks stranglehold and the glut of fashion brands thinly disguised as yoga studios, “world literature” has picked up its own reputation for being, of all things, commoditized, homogenized and overly feel-good. How did we come to this? The Slought Foundation is hosting “What’s Wrong With World Literature?”, a talk on January 30 with the editors of n+1 magazine, who put out “World Lite” last August and generated a staggering amount of criticism ... 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 » »

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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 » »

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News Post – Germantown’s new spot, UArts talks, Mural Arts Venice, Emma Wilcox, opportunities and more!

News artblog‘s Art Safari just got an outstanding write-up by Martha Ledger in the Broad Street Review. Thanks for the shout-out, Martha! Renny Molenaar and Rocio Cabello, two international transplants to Germantown (by way of New York) bring their upstart ways to a new space –Imperfect Gallery.  Imperfect, at 5610 Greene St., is run by Molenaar, who came to Philadelphia with his partner Cabello in 2002. Imperfect  opens June 23, 5-10pm,  with a show featuring 30 Germantown artists. Molenaar is an artist and founder of the Black and White in Color Gallery in the Bronx.  Cabello is a visual artist and ... More » »

Interface Studio's 100K Houses. Courtesy of designwire.interiordesign.net.

News post – Social change at Drexel, Philly at PULSE, Second State scholarship, opportunities and more!

News Renowned graphic designer and UArts alum Craig Holden Feinberg is partnering with the Pearlstein Gallery for an exhibition on the social impact of design and imagery. The programming begins with Holden Feinberg’s two-day residency at Drexel University as a Rankin Scholar of the Graphic Design program.  On May 14, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery begins an exhibition of Holden Feinberg’s work, displayed until Friday, June 8.  The opening reception on Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m. features a panel discussion on raising awareness of local and global social issues, as well as displays of Holden Feinberg’s shocking, funny and forceful design work. ... More » »