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Some talks worth noting


Some events coming up:

Wednesday, July 8

Kelly A. Mueller

Kelly A. Mueller, Flip, 2008
Kelly A. Mueller, Flip, 2008

Maybe you never heard of the Philadelphia Art Hotel (we’ll tell you a little more about this later), but its current (and very first) artist in residence, Kelly A. Mueller, is giving an artists talk tomorrow night.

7 p.m.
Skyline Room, Philadelphia Free Library Main Branch
1901 Vine Street
Free and open to the public

Phil Jackson and Ellie Brown at First Person Art

Phil Jackson, photograph
Phil Jackson, photograph

Two of the people participating in this month’s First Person Art storytelling salon are artists: photographer Phil “Philthy”Jackson will talk about his skateboarding life in his photographs, some old, some new (he was in the sID show, which we curated for Projects Gallery”); and photographer Ellie Brown will talk about her speedy conceptual relationships. Others presenting are writer Jeff Bender and poet Lynn Levin.

July 8
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event goes from 7:30 to 9:30.
Philadelphia Arts Bank
601 S. Broad St.
Admission is $8.

Wednesday, July 15: Nicole Cherubini

Nicole Cherubini, G-Pot with Rocks
Nicole Cherubini, G-Pot with Rocks

Artist Nicole Cherubini, whose sexy clay pots defy expectations of practicality and politeness, will speak at University of the Arts.

9 a.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
320 S. Broad St.
Free and open to the public.
For other upcoming talks in the University of the arts series, go here.

July 16: Philly’s artist-run spaces
Artists’-run spaces in Philadelphia is the subject of Richard Torchia’s talk at Vox Populi as well as the subject of his forthcoming publication planned as part of Vox’s 21st anniversary. Torchia, an artist himself, is also director of the gallery at Arcadia University.

6 p.m.
Vox Populi
319 N. 11th St.
Free and open to the public