News post – @bethheinly and Andrea make Philly.com, Franklin Furnace revamped @Pratt, AUTOMAT makes a new space, opportunities and more!

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Wearing hazmat suits in a concourse below Center City, artists Jerry Kaba (left) and Meghan O'Donnell, inspired by a concourse myth, play chess as part of a guerrilla-arts fest. CHRIS FASCENELLI.
Wearing hazmat suits in a concourse below Center City, artists Jerry Kaba (left) and Meghan O’Donnell, inspired by a concourse myth, play chess as part of a guerrilla-arts fest. CHRIS FASCENELLI.

Artblog team members in the news! Philly.com gave a couple of mentions in recent days to Andrea Kirsh for her permeable pavers, and Beth Heinly for her Open Call Guerrilla Outdoor Performance Festival (#OCGOPF). Congrats, both!

Kieran Timberlake has been announced by Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis as one of the three finalists for the design of Anabeth and John Weil Hall: Architecture Research Office (ARO). Along with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, KieranTimberlake is giving a public presentation from March 23–24, 2015. The Sam Fox School is then announcing the architect for Weil Hall in early April, with construction of the new building is anticipated to be completed in 2019.

On April 3, the Vox building gets a new inhabitant when AUTOMAT opens its doors. A new collective putting on its first show on First Friday, AUTOMAT is made up of Nadine Beauharnois, Morgan Hobbs, Jillian Schley, Rebecca Sedehi, Shane Smith, Tiffany Tate and Zach Zecha. Their show runs until May 22, with the First Friday opening from 6-10 PM at 319 N. 11th St.

Opportunities

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is currently seeking applicants for summer and fall internships in Arts Administration, Collections Management, Digital Lab, and Video + Media Workshops. CPW presents year-round group and solo exhibitions, with group exhibitions that include guest and in-house curated shows and our annual juried members show Photography NowSolo exhibitions are selected by CPW’s staff who work one-on-one with artists. CPW’s exhibition program focus on emerging and under-recognized image makers who are currently creating work; they welcome submissions from artists who use photography, digital imagery, multi-media, and/or installations that incorporate photographic imagery. CPW reviews work every 3-4 months. Please do not send original prints or unsolicited URL submissions. To submit, send submissions in digital format; video works can be in DVD format. Submissions should include 20 work samples (Digital files should be sent in JPEG format, with a maximum length of 2200 pixels wide and/or a maximum height of 1800 pixels – Please, no flash or html presentations, send image files only); image script detailing title of piece, dimensions, media with a thumbnail for each image or matching file name; an artist statement, a resume; any related materials (press, essays on your work, etc.), and a Self-Addressed Return Envelope.

Deliver general submissions to:
ATTN: General Submissions
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock NY 12498

If you have specific questions after reviewing CPW’s guidelines above, please contact the Center.

An Exquisite Corpse for all Philly art students is scheduled tomorrow, March 18, from 5-8 PM at PAFA. Come equipped with your loosest spontaneous inspirations and join students from all of Philly’s art schools for a meet & greet in the PAFA Student Lounge with coffee & sweet treats at 5 pm, followed by drawing in the Hamilton Building. This is a free event sponsored by the Student Life programs at PAFA, UArts, Moore and Tyler.  RSVP at studentservices@pafa.edu. If you need a ride, Tyler Student Life is running a van at 4:45–the first 12 people to RSVP for a ride to miss.kari@temple.edu gets to go.

Artist News

Anne Seidman, Untitled (GB19), 2011, color pencil on stonehenge, 38 x 47 1/2 inches.
Anne Seidman, Untitled (GB19), 2011, color pencil on stonehenge, 38 x 47 1/2 inches.

There’s still time to see Anne Seidman’s show in the Culver City space of George Billis LA. Her exquisite paintings and drawings are on view there until April 4, 2015. 

via Angel O. – Angel O., subject of a podcast with Libby and Roberta in 2011, notes that apparently things have changed in Harrisburg since her initial impression upon moving there. Where there was once a dispiriting lack of the arts, in the past few years, an art scene has been springing up. New spaces are popping up, thanks to young people moving back and putting down roots, and one such exciting development is the Millworks Harrisburg. There, artists and sustainable agriculture bring cultural and culinary goodness to the people of Harrisburg.

Martha Wilson, Martha Wilson as Barbara Bush, March 11, 1991. Courtesy of the artist.
Martha Wilson, Martha Wilson as Barbara Bush, March 11, 1991. Courtesy of the artist.

The legendary Franklin Furnace, born in 1976 when performance artist Martha Wilson set out “to make the world safe for avant-garde art,” is receiving a thirtieth-anniversary tribute with a presentation of 30 projects selected from Franklin Furnace’s archives. Its Tribeca storefront space has presented historical and contemporary exhibitions of artists’ books as well as temporary installation and performance art, acting as a base for art that addresses activism, war, poverty, disease, racism, sexism, and homophobia. In 2011, Independent Curators International (ICI) organized the international touring exhibition Martha Wilson, and it’s this exhibition that’s returning to New York City for a grand finale in 2015 as Performing Franklin Furnace. Incorporating several sites across the city for performances, NYU Fales Library and Pratt Manhattan Gallery present two simultaneous exhibitions of artworks and ephemeral documents by Martha Wilson; and one project from each of Franklin Furnace’s first 30 years, from February 20 – April 30, 2015, as of the original touring exhibition. On March 12, Franklin Furnace alum Karen Finley hosted a day of performances by her students in NYU’s Department of Art and Public Policy, all influenced by the exhibitions. In conjunction, Martha Wilson and ICI organized a series of performances at Participant Inc in lower Manhattan from February 26 – March 1. ICI is organizing a public panel at Pratt Manhattan Gallery on April 22, 2015, bringing artists and curators together to discuss the many different approaches to performing Franklin Furnace. Visit Pratt Manhattan Gallery to learn more about the production.

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andrea hirsh, angel o, anne seidman, beith heinly, center for photography at woodstock, franklin furnace, kierantimberlake, martha wilson, pafa, pratt, vox populi

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