News post – Fleisher welcomes Liz Grimaldi, Nuala Cabral gets feminist nod, Ken Lum in MO, ArtsTech gets fashionable, opportunities and more!


A 2009 work by Liz Afif, to be shown at the Liz Afif Gallery's inaugural exhibition.
A 2009 work by Liz Afif, to be shown at the Liz Afif Gallery’s inaugural exhibition.

Liz Afif Gallery is spreading the word for their inaugural exhibition, boasting work by artists from Philadelphia, Seattle, NYC, Washington D. C. and Boston. The opening reception is tonight from 5– 9 PM, and is up until April 30.

Fleisher Art Memorial has appointed Elizabeth Grimaldi Executive Director. Congratulations, Elizabeth! You can read more about her background at  The Village of Arts and Humanities, for whom she’s served as executive director since 2009.

Pentimenti Gallery has successfully placed new work by Hadieh Shafie at Sotheby’s in Doha, Qatar. It goes up for auction on April 22.

We like to think that Philly is pretty great when it comes to fashion-ing and tech-ing, which is why it fills us with joy to note a special ArtsTech Philly panel discussion taking place April 26 at James Oliver Gallery. A collaboration with Fashion| Tech| Philly, this event focuses on the ways in which technology, fashion, science, and design interests are converging in Philadelphia. The panel is moderated by FTP’s Nelly Arnold and runs from 6 to 9 PM.



via wooloo –  CasePyhäjoki – Artistic reflections on nuclear influence is seeking applicants for a residency that combines a transdisciplinary expedition, production workshop and events discussing plans to bring a nuclear power plant to Pyhäjoki, Finland. Running from July 31-August 12, artists, activists, scientists are asked to consider art’s role in activism, as well as what sorts of change creative tools can effect. The deadline is May 5.

Mildred’s Lane is a rustic, 96-acre site deep in the woods of rural northeastern Pennsylvania that combines a working-living-researching environment with an experimental retail project space. An ongoing collaboration between J. Morgan Puett, Mark Dion, their son Grey Rabbit Puett, and their friends and colleagues, they’re seeking  fellows of all ages, backgrounds, and from all over the world, as well as institutional partnerships. For individuals interested in attending, submit a simple form and an essay (two–five pages) explaining your reasons for wanting to attend and a portfolio of your current work (digital format only). Visit their site in order to find out how to become a sending institution, as well as to learn more about their intriguing array of programs, all of which are free and open to the public.


Artist News

Zoe Strauss is one of the artists featured in the 2013 Carnegie International survey, whose museum exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art opens with a weekend of events and celebrations, October 4–6, 2013. The opening celebration is held
Friday, October 4, 2013.

Robert Bullock’s show Alter/Ego is up at Bookplace in Oxford, PA, with an opening reception April 19 from 5-8 PM. The show runs until May 10.

Ken Lum, clay model for "The Space Between Scott and Plessy," 2013. Clay, dimensions variable. Photo by Arthur Cheng.
Ken Lum, clay model for “The Space Between Scott and Plessy,” 2013. Clay, dimensions variable. Photo by Arthur Cheng.

Ken Lum is one of the participating artists in The River Between Us at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO from April 13–August 25, an exhibition that showcases works that reflect how the lives of people in the region have intertwined with the Mississippi River’s role in US history.

Nuala Cabral (ACG ’11) won accolades in Marie Claire Magazine’s feature on the new feminist social activists of this generation for her media literacy work, which took off in 2009 when she made Walking Home, a short film about street harassment.

Tim Eads’ “The Taxonomy of Trash” opens tonight at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, running until Jul 21, 2013 at the Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Project Space. The many offerings include a kinetic sculpture called the “Mobile Trash Lab.”