News post – Clint Jukkala at Brian Morris, taking a “Pulse” at Dilworth, Vox Populi’s intense month of performances, opportunities and more!




Artwork: Janet Echelman within Landscape Design by OLIN.
Artwork: Janet Echelman within Landscape Design by OLIN.

Dilworth Park opened this month to no small fanfare, and rightfully so. But there’s still more to come for the revamped space. Janet Echelman’s sculpture piece Pulse is coming in 2015. Designed to be embedded in the new plaza’s 11,600-square-foot fountain, Pulse traces the three subway routes underneath in real time, sending up four-foot-tall trails of mist, which glow at night when illuminated by multiple layers of colored light. Farewell to the dreary and foreboding Dilworth of old!

Whitney Kimball, one of the ArtFCity writers who has covered the Philly art scene several times for ArtFCity including one very recently, has a front-loaded lineup of shows, panels, activities in October. This includes SCHMARTWORLD, a month-long performance program she’s been working on for Vox Populi. Featuring a large array of artists who work with non-artists and community groups, it opens October 10, with a screening and Q&A with the Videofreex, a 1970s collective which pioneered pirate TV and local broadcasting. They’re a fascinating piece of history, and just one part of what’s coming. On Friday, Sept 26th, 8PM Vox is showing “Pig Story” Miles Pflanz and Kate Levitt’s film conceived with inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Facility in Manhattan. You can read more about the film, and watch a trailer, at Animal New York

Marta Sanchez, a friend of artblog and creator of the Cascarones Por La Vida fundraising campaign and all around wonder woman, is playing a big role in the Brandywine Workshop’s Open House in its studios at the 728 Building. Full of short presentations, prints of new work by Sanches, sales of affordable art, and other activities to introduce guests to Brandywine and the art of printmaking, the organization behind the event is One-Hundred Thousand Poets for Change. Proud holder of the record for the largest poetry event in history, it’s an international grassroots educational organization founded in 2011 by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion; every September, they hold 700 events in 550 cities in 95 countries took place on September 24, 2011. And this year’s doesn’t require much of a wait: it’s on Saturday September  27, 2014 – 4pm at Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street. Music, poetry and visual art, featuring the  Clef Club Youth and the work of Robert Brand in the Workshop Gallery.


San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is seeking applications for one of its major programs, the fall 2015 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, with a deadline of Monday, November 3. This year’s edition of the renowned program is open to early to mid-career artists who reside in the Bay Area; the Fellow is announced December 15. The Fellow receives $25,000 in compensation to teach two courses in the fall 2015 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS), and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities. The term runs August 31 to December 11, 2015.

The Seligmann Center has put out a call for entries, with a deadline of October 3, for Magical Events: A Small Works Exhibition.  It’s open to artists with two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of any medium (no width restriction, but works may not exceed 10” in height or depth, including frames and peripheral elements). With two galleries dedicated to the show, artists exhibit on the 50-acre rural homestead of Swiss-American Surrealist Kurt Seligmann and his wife Arlette (Wildenstein Paraf) Seligmann, close to Sugar Loaf, New York. Artists can submit up to five images, and submissions must be accompanied by an image list with the title, medium, dimensions, date, and price of all works. Images should be formatted as jpegs, at 72 dpi, with maximum dimensions of ten inches. Selected artists are responsible for the delivery and if unsold, return of all work. There’s a $25 entry fee for up to three submissions, $35 for four, and $45 for five. Artists should pay the entry fee via PayPal and email completed applications to

Artist News

Recent work by Clint Jukkala. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Recent work by Clint Jukkala. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Clint Jukkala has a show that just opened up at Brian Morris Gallery. Spacematters, focused on the spaces we interact with constantly, features his work alongside artists C. Michael Norton, Inna Babaeva, Steve DiBenedetto, and Gary Petersen, Doreen McCarthy, and Mamie Holst.

Caroline Furr, "Desire." Laura Frazure-sculpture, Caroline Furr-painting. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Caroline Furr, “Desire.”
Laura Frazure-sculpture, Caroline Furr-painting. Photo courtesy of the artist.

A piece by Caroline Furr is going to be up for auction at New York Academy of Art’s Take Home a Nude Auction (“honorary muse: Brooke Shields”) on Thursday October 9 at 6 PM. They’re holding it at Sotheby’s, and it includes dinner as well.



brandywine workshop, caroline furr, clint jukkala, dilworth, janet echelman, kurt seligmann, marta sanchez, sfai, whitney kimball



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