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Weekly update

westcotthouser76In the Weekly today, my love letter to Jim Houser, young visionary artist whose installation at Spector is one of the best ever. Here’s the article.

(image is painting of Houser by his late wife, Rebecca Westcott. The piece is one of several of Westcott’s works selected by Houser to be in the back room during his show, “Babel.”)

And in Sketches

— names of the second round of artists in the 40th St. Artist in Residence Program (if you don’t know about the program, it’s a good one — 6 months of free studio space and an opportunity to do a community project);

— news about Jim Mundie‘s art appearing in Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, S.C.;
— and news of Judy Herman Director of the Main Line Art Center winning an award from Artist’s Equity. MLAC has a good-sounding show on subversive domestic objects opening May 13. Click link for more. The show’s curated by freelance curator, Mary Salvante, who is Director of Art Programs at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Sketches appear directly under the Houser article in PW.

(left is detail of Houser’s installation “Babel.” The large quilt-like painting in the middle is one that a local museum is working on buying, I’m told by gallery sources.)