New news! Bruce Conner screenings, urban farming documentary, Phillies mural and more!


Latest issue of Nicola Midnight St. Claire
On September 11, the newest issue of the Nicola Midnight St. Claire came out. In this installment, there are some articles on Katie Murken’s installation Continua as well as Bodega’s show Mobile Device. There is also a video “centerfold” and a curious take on a relic from 9/11 on display in the Penn Museum’s show Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11. And in breaking news ...this just in from Matt Kalasky, editor of the Nicola: “Tonight at 7 PM in Temple Gallery the editors of the Nicola Midnight St.Claire will be presenting selected readings from our past and current issues. If you don’t have plans, I would encourage you to come. If nothing else it should be really interesting. Here is a link with slightly more information. Hope to see you there.”

Bruce Conner film screenings at International House

Bruce Connor
Bruce Conner

On September 23 and 24, International House will be hosting Bruce Conner: The Art of Montage. This is a rare opportunity to see some of this iconic filmmaker’s works in their intended 16 mm format. There will also be a Q&A with Bruce Jenkins and Michelle Silva after the screenings.

Delaware County Community College drawing show
We told you about the opportunity, now see the show! The gallery at Delaware County Community College will be hosting its drawing exhibition 215/610 juried by Kate Kraczon of ICA. It runs from September 21 until October 28.

SXSE Photo Magazine
Philly photographer Ellie Brown is working with a new online and print photo magazine entitled South by Southeast (SXSE). It is a regional magazine for the Southeastern U.S. However, a local artist already helping out with the publication is proof that there is sure to be an overlap with the North and Mid-Atlantic. Check it out and keep them on your radar!

Urban farming documentary screening at Dock Street

On September 20 there will be a screening of the film Urban Roots at Dock Street Brewery. The film explores an urban farming collective in Detroit and emphasizes community and sustainability. Oh, and they also have a very snazzy, limited-edition poster by none other than Shepard Fairey!

Help paint a Phillies mural!

Dave McShane Phillies

Artist Dave McShane will be at Sunday’s Phillie’s game to sign up Phillies fans to help him paint the new mural. Come out, see the ballgame, and sign up to help make some art — and actually paint on the mural at the game (they use those parachute cloth panels to paint on and then glue them to the wall to make the mural). McShane said in an email that if you aren’t going to the game but would like to participate there will be a lot more paint days scheduled in the future that will be opened to the public. We will let you know.

Penn Design Fine Arts lectures
We told you about the Tyler lecture series last time. Now, equal time for the University of Pennsylvania, which will be holding public lectures at ICA and Meyerson Hall on the UPenn campus in West Philadelphia. Some interesting people will be speaking including Kota Ezawa, Matthew Day Jackson, and Robert Pruitt. Check the full schedule here.


Vox Populi‘s new AUX performance space will be accepting submissions of written work that can be performed, read, screened, experienced and last about 10 minutes. Submit ideas to by October 15.

Pterodactyl is having a Moleskine project of ideas that you usually keep hidden from plain view in your journal. But don’t wait long! Submissions are actually due today (September 16)!!

Artist News

Michael Konrad is a new 40th Street Artist-in-Residence. He will get a one year residency and studio space at 40th and Chestnut as well as participate in teaching, leading workshops, and exhibiting work. (Roberta and Libby interviewed Konrad for an artblog radio episode a while back–when he had his Fleisher Challenge show).

“Memorial” by Joe Boruchow

Joe Boruchow is everywhere these days! He just snagged a billboard space that he will design for Krain Outdoor Advertising at 15th and Cherry.

Diane Burko will be participating in The Value of Water exhibit at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York through March 2012.

Isaac Lin has a new mural at the Chinese Christian Church & Center Mitzie Mackenzie Playground 927 Spring Street.

Norm Paris has his first solo New York show The Wall Stands Still at The Proposition.

Glamorosi, spouse of City Paper and Inquirer writer A.D. Amorosi, won the Tea as Art design competition as part of Verdant Tea.