News post – CITYWide looks back 5 years, Brooke Hine in Brooklyn, stellar prints at Rutgers’ Brodsky Center, opportunities and more!


The collective strength of CITYWIDE. Courtesy of CITYWIDE Philly.
The collective strength of CITYWIDE. Courtesy of CITYWIDE Philly.

As we ring in the holidays, we can ring in a five-year celebration for some of our recent artist arrivals. Until December 15, the Painted Bride is hosting “Locale,” an exhibition of the works of a group of artists that have all moved to Philadelphia within the past five years of their lives and have created pieces that reflect on their time. This show is a partnership between InLiquid Art + Design and Paradigm Gallery + Studio as part of CITYWIDE: A Collective Exhibition, curated by Sara McCorriston of Paradigm Gallery + Studio. Featuring work by Rachel Black, Robert Darabos, Gaby Heit, Drew Leshko, Kathryn Lien, Ekaterina Popova, Kristin Schattenfield-Rein, Jeremy Sims, Shawn Smith and Dot Vile. There’s a First Friday reception, December 6, from 5–7pm.

Vox Populi is the next entry on the Philadelphia art space birthday calendar, celebrating its 25th year of programming. As they celebrate this big one, a look back at their last year includes highlights such as Vox IX, which featured 45 emerging artists from all around the country; Collection, which featured works from the personal collections of Vox artists and Board Members; and, of course, their participation in the CITYWIDE initiative.

The Brodsky Center at Rutgers University is holding an exceptional holiday sale from November 26 to January 10, 2014. You’ll find incredible prints from legendary artists at 30% off retail price; among the works on paper are prints by Jo Baer, Lynda Benglis, Elizabeth Catlett, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Kiki Smith and Carrie Mae Weems. A good destination for the print collectors in your life.


InLiquid is seeking volunteers, including photographers, to help run their Giving Tuesday fundraising party and day of events on December 3 for the Juvenile in Justice exhibition, on display at Crane Arts, 1400 N. American Street, November 8 – December 12. Juvenile In Justice, an exhibition of works by artists Richard Ross, Roberto Lugo, and Mat Tomezsko, takes on the issue of juvenile incarceration and explores the positive social effects of creative arts education as an answer to the problem. There are a number of programs scheduled, including a panel discussion, expungement clinic, and evening party. Volunteers get the chance to work with youth ambassadors from the creative community, the Juvenile Law Center, and Here’s My Chance, among other great organizations. Shifts are flexible, so you can easily find one that works for you on the Volunteer Page. 

The deadline to enter ONWARD Compé ‘14 has been extended! If you’re planning on entering but haven’t quite gotten it together yet, you now have until Monday, December 9 at 11:59 PM (EST). Use the time wisely.

Artist News

Stacey Lee Webber and Justin Rothshank, "Abe Collaboration." Courtesy of the artists.
Stacey Lee Webber and Justin Rothshank, “Abe Collaboration.” Courtesy of the artists.

Stacey Lee Webber has more than a few irons in the fire. In addition to teaching at Rowan University and University of the Arts, she’s working at the jeweler’s bench at Bario-Neal Jewelry. In the way of ongoing shows, her work is part of Metals Invitational: Malleable and Migratory, a group show at Millersville University in Millersville, PA from November 11 – January 17, 2014.

There’s still time (if you get out there ASAP) to catch Brooke Hine’s latest show. She’s one of 300 artists included in Ransom, a superb show at Wayfarers in Brooklyn. Running from November 9 – December 1, Wayfarers is located at 1109 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12–6 pm, or by appointment.

Brian Dettmer, Man in Contemporary Society, 2012. Hardcover book, acrylic varnish, glass. Courtesy of the artist and Haverford College.
Brian Dettmer, Man in Contemporary Society, 2012. Hardcover book, acrylic varnish, glass. Courtesy of the artist and Haverford College.

Begun in October, there’s still time to see Brian Dettmer’s current show at Haverford College’s current exhibition. Through December 25, Dettmer’s Elemental features various kinds of text materials worked into an intricate exposition of how “old” media hasn’t quite lost its power.