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Notices worth mentioning


Copy Gallery, which used to be Black Floor but which now has a brown floor and less than 1/4 of the space, has an open call for submissions–no rejections–for its first exhibit, Here & Now. Here’s the info:

All sizes and media accepted
$9 exhibition fee for each applicant

To Apply: Come to Copy Gallery, 319 N. 11th St., 34d floor) on Sunday, April 29, with the dough, one piece of art and a method to display it. Hanging starts at noon and ends at 4 p.m. Exhibition space is granted on a first-come, first serve basis. The opening reception is Friday, May 4, 6 to 10 p.m. and the show is up through Friday, May 25.

West Philly events with a personal angle

Now that Murray is no longer a reporter, who must retain neutrality on all issues, he has been slowly but surely taking up causes. He joined the University City Arts League board about half a year ago, and he’s working some other community angles as well. So he wasn’t shy about asking me to let Artblog readers know about two big events coming up in our neighborhood that might interest you.

Great Auction Saturday

The University City Arts League’s annual auction/fundraiser is Saturday, and not everyone knows about the $10 admission at 7 p.m. for the live auction. It’s too late to purchase dinner tickets, but the less costly post-dinner admission tickets you can get at the door. This auction is usually pretty terrific, and includes art and great oriental rugs. Hope you come by and bid up the goods. Note that it’s at a new venue. Here’s the info:

Saturday, April 21st, 2007, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia,
McNeil Science & Technology Center, 600 S 43rd St.

The May Fair wants you

The Spruce Hill Community Association is seeking artists and craftspeople (is there a difference? see previous discussions) for the 49th annual May Fair in West Philadelphia’s Clark Park. The May Fair is Saturday, May 12 (rain date May 13) from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the park, 43rd and Baltimore.

They anticipate a crowd of 2,000-3,000 and are seeking vendors of original,
handmade items, generally in the $5-$35 range. They are especially
interested in artisans who live and work in the community.

Vendor tables are $35. For information about table rental, contact
Mark Wagenveld, before May 1 or call the Spruce Hill
center, 215-349-7825.