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News post – Doppelganger at the PMA, happy anniversary to MUSE Gallery, Furr + Rose at Young Masters, opportunities and more!



Open Air, happily, was a resounding success. During this project’s September 20-October 14 span, brought to Philadelphia by the Association for Public Art and artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer nearly 6,000 iPhone recordings in over 20 different languages were made, and more than 17,000 visitors came to the Ben Franklin Parkway. The Open Air website is up permanently, allowing people to listen to the recordings and vote for their favorites. It’ll be tough to narrow down: aside from some heart-tugging marriage proposals, there is the 127-message “Voices of Philly” archive of famous local voices. To learn more about the project, visit The Creators Project, the press release here, and some wonderful high-res photos.
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Max and his Renaissance doppelganger.
via Hyperallergic – It’s not a famous face, exactly, but it’s apparently one that’s remained unchanged for four hundred years: earlier this week Max Galuppo, 20, of Bloomsbury, NJ, had his mind blown when a picture taken of him next to “Portrait of a Nobleman with Duelling Gauntlet” (1562) by an anonymous artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art revealed the freakish resemblance between the two. The best part is that the nobleman could very well be Galuppo’s ancestor; his grandparents moved from the same region of Italy where this portrait was painted. In case anybody’s got any ideas of capitalizing on this, you’re too late – I’ve already pitched this to NatGeo and am expecting my check any day now.
A pillar of Philly art turns 35: MUSE Gallery is celebrating its 35th year as a Philadelphia co-operative art gallery (now the oldest in the city!) with its Anniversary Show, now a two-month affair with one exhibition in December 2012 and another in March 2013. Each show focuses on ten of their artists. The Muse Gallery Anniversary Celebration, Part One, runs December 5 through December 30. Their First Friday Opening is on Friday, December 7, 2012: 5-8 pm, and there’s a reception on Sunday, December 9, 2012: 3-6 pm. A wealth of choices. MUSE Gallery is open 12-5 pm or by appointment, with late hours on Friday.

The last ICA Salon, held on November 28 at 6:30 PM, is a conversation on folk art and subculture. Join Alex Baker, Matthew Higgs, and William E. Jones to dicuss what sets folk art practices apart from other forms of work. The talk begins at 6:30 PM.

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Artist Kaori Homma’s meridian on the roof of Street Road Gallery.

2 from Street Road – Kaori Homma, whose land art installation the Prime Meridian we covered a while ago, made an excursion to PA from London to give a talk this Thursday at Street Road Gallery in Cochranville. There, Emily Artinian also previewed the work Street Road is taking to Parallax Art Fair in NYC this weekend, November 16-18, 2012. They’ll be at the Prince George on 15 East 27th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues. There’s a private view Friday at 7, and after that the hours are Saturday and Sunday 11 to 5.


Vox Populi is on the hunt for an exceptional intern to become their social media marketing guru. they’re looking for someone with a strong social media presence and the ability to Although the position is unpaid, it has flexible hours, and promises the chance to work independently as well as with artists at one of Philly’s best known art spaces. To Apply, Please send: one writing sample, 400–1000 words, links to at least two active social media accounts, resume and cover letter to Becky Hunter, Communications Chair, Vox Populi Gallery:

Emily Artinian and Felise Luchansky of The White Cube Cube are calling for entries for a a small-scale exhibition of original works the size of a postage stamp or 35mm slide.  visual artists in all mediums are invited to submit 3D works; their (extremely specific) size requirements stipulate a range from a die (as in dice) to half a Rubik’s cube. The exhibition is scheduled for the First Friday Open Studios on December 7 in Studio 2A-1 at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. (200 South Madison Street). You should specify which space your entry is intended for (Open Door Gallery, Middle Brow Mezzanine, Rooftop Garden of Relevance to Society, the Gallery of Worthy Pursuits, The Artful Arcade Annex, or the Gallery of Jopling Joy). The drop off date is Tuesday, Nov 27, from 10 am-4 pm at the DCCA, Studio 2A-1. The public reception is on Friday December 7, from 5:30-9:00 pm and by appointment, and runs until Jan 15, 2013. Pick up is scheduled for that day as well. You may also submit by mail, in which case address to The White Cube (c/o Emily Artinian). 105 Christina Landing Drive #1402. Wilmington, DE 19801, and don’t forget a SASE. Please direct any and all questions to: and/or 

There are some updated times for volunteering at the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Jeremy Deller exhibition. They are:

November 18, Melancholy 11-2;

November 21 Melancholy 11-4;

November 23 Valerie’s 11-3:30 and 3:30-6,; Melancholy 11-3:30;

November 24 Melancholy 2-5;

November 25 Melancholy 11-2;

November 28 Melancholy 11-4 and 4-8, Valerie’s 5-8;

November 30 Melancholy 11-3:30 and 3:30-6.

Contact to sign up.


Artist News

Five recent Pew Fellows have been awarded residencies with various artistic communities, as part of the Pew Center’s partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities and four North American artist residency programs. The placements are:

CA Conrad (2011, Literature) – The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Orrin Evans (2010, Music) – Ucross Foundation in northeast Wyoming.
Joy Feasley (2011, Visual Arts) – 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA
Tina Morton (2010, Media) – 18th Street Arts Center
Matthew Suib (2011, Visual Arts) – Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.

Congratulations, all – we hope your new surroundings bring new inspirations.

Zoe Strauss and Emma Wilcox were featured in a New Yorker  article for their part in a show at Robert Miller Gallery, where their photographs hung alongside those of the stark documentary-style works of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Jack Delano and other photographers of the Farm Security Administration, allowing viewers to trace the influence this New Deal program has had on artists since the 1930s and 1940s. The show runs through November 17.

Yevgeniy Fiks is one of the participants in this evening’s MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art. Held at 34 Stuyvesant Street, this evening combines the atmosphere of a festival with presentations, talks and debates on Russian activist art. The Festival began in the fall of 2011 in Moscow, and is presented by the ZHIR Project in collaboration with the Centre for Artistic Activism. 34 Stuyvesant is the location of the Barney Building at NYU Steinhardt, between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at 9th Street, NYUSteinhardt, Department of Art & Art Professions, New York at 7 PM. Contacts:

Caroline Furr,

Caroline Furr and Matthew Rose are two of the artists with work chosen for the Young Masters Collection. This is a unique show, featuring contemporary artists whose work resembles classical artists or references historical art figures. It was curated by the director of Saatchi Gallery, London, Rebecca Wilson. Congratulations Caroline and Matthew!

The Metropolis Collective is gearing up for the opening reception of “Rumbletime” a solo exhibition of new works by local duo/collective The Hucklebuckle Boys aka Zack Rudy and Garrett Dorsett. Opening at Trash Art Gallery from 6-10pm on Friday, December 7, this show coincides with the “Bits and Pieces” mixed media group exhibition in the Hucklebuckle Boys’ Hole In The Wall Gallery. Central PA surf-rockers Buzzchopper are providing the soundtrack for this free evening, which is open to the public with a suggested donation to the Harrisburg Humane Society’s, “Scaredy Cat” fundraising campaign. That evening is also the grand opening of Charette Art Studio. The exhibitions are on display and for sale at Metropolis Collective through January 26, 2013. The Collective and its galleries are located at 17 West Main Street, in Mechanicsburg, PA.