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Philly invades New York this weekend – Mayor Michael Nutter at the New Museum and ICA’s Claudia Gould at a NY Gallery Week panel

Mayor Nutter participates in the Sustainable City Mayoral Panel, Friday, May 6, 7-8:30pm ($10), part of the Festival of Ideas for the New City, a symposium May 4-8 at the New Museum, sponsored by the NuMu, NYU, Columbia and other New York organizations.  Follow their blog.

Mayor Michael Nutter

Among the other glamorous people involved in the Mayoral panel are David Byrne, the musician and bicycle advocate, who will do a prologue; Sergio Fajardo, mayor of Medellin, Colombia, who will talk about transforming his city from a gangster paradise to a safe city (it is reportedly one of the safest in Colombia now); and Kurt Anderson of Studio 360 who will moderate. Nutter will talk about his Greenworks Philadelphia project.

ICA Director Gould’s panel, Sunday, May 8, 11am, Gavin Brown’s Enterprize, 620 Greenwich (RSVP to Caitlin Stuart, is part of New York Gallery Week. The panel rounds up representatives from university-based museums around the country to talk about networking and other things having to do with running a major art institution these days.

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Joe Boruchow, perfect mailbox adornment

Look for Joe Boruchow‘s specially-beautified mailboxes around the city. This artist’s one-man beautification project keeps on giving!

Pifa over, Warren goes to France

Warren Muller, in Paris this month

Lighting and furnishings impresario of Bahdeebahdu, Warren Muller, goes to Gargas, France, where he and his assistant Rebecca Pulver will be creating a sculpture for the luminary collection of Mathie Lustrerie. Follow this on Warren’s blog,

Hennessy Youngman at PAFA

Hennessy Youngman, mogul of YouTube, with a deep catalog of Art Thoughtz

Art Thoughtz creator Hennessy Youngman  keeps making noise. We hear he will be staging an intervention at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts this fall, dropping advice on the august institution about the role of the artist and other stuff. We don’t know what’s more exciting–Hennessy’s success or PAFA’s contemporary art explosion!


Sally Dennison New York NY “Ingrid”, fifth place winner in the 2010 Photo Review Challenge Digital chromogenic print, 24″x16″ Fifth Prize

Photographers – 2011 Photo Review Competition wants you. Juror is Robert Mann, Director of the Robert Mann Gallery in New York.  See website for moreAll entries must be received by May 31, 2011.

Photographers 2Philadelphia Photo Art Center wants you for its second annual juried show, “A Love Supreme.”  Juror: Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information and to apply online, see their website. The deadline is Tuesday, May 10th.

Artists in all mediaThe Wood Turning Center just announced call for artists for the next Challenge show — Challenge VIII Bartram’s Boxes Remix (BBR) –. Open to WTC members and non-members, covering all categories of artists — “wood turners, furniture makers, sculptors, painters, printers, video, installation, performance, and multi-media artists.” Collaborations are welcome. the project is a collaboration between the WTC and Bartram’s Garden. Create objects from wood from Bartram’s Garden–wood downed by recent storms. More information and pdf application here. Snail mail application due Aug. 30.

Artists in all media that fits in the display cases – Passionate for sports? Make art about it?  Be in the Art in City Hall sports-theme show, “Score.”  Snail mail submission. Email for pdf with guidelines.  Jurors: Max Mason
, Sean Stoops, 
Richard Watson. Deadline for submission:  Received by Friday, June 3rd by 4 pm.