News post – Spruce Harbor afloat again, Stacey Lee Webber at SNAG Boston, Street Art at the PMA, opportunities and more!


Philly's latest bit of street art magic, courtesy of Kid Hazo.
Philly’s latest bit of street art magic, courtesy of Kid Hazo.

Streets Dept is presenting a panel on The Evolution of Street Art at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 6-7 PM. It’s pay what you wish to see this hour-long event, which features some of everybody’s favorite local street artists Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo.

Chances are, you stumbled upon a certain pop-up oasis last summer, and were sorry to see it go in the final weeks of August before you’d even gotten through the crowd to sample all the boardwalk’s culinary options. You’re in luck this week: Spruce Street Harbor is about to reopen for the summer! Open May 22 through the end of September, seven days a week, the park is opening one month earlier than last year and is staying open for longer. Amble through a new planted meadow with perennials donated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, interspersed with repurposed the materials from a Sol Lewitt installation, enjoy an expanded palate of options on the SSHP Boardwalk, and avoid the wait for a sit with additional hammocks and other seating. As before, Spruce Street Harbor is free, and going to be wonderful. 

via e-flux – Jon Rafman  is one of the contributors to Daata Editions, a new online platform dedicated to digital moving-image and sound works. Founded and directed by curator David Gryn, and developed with London-based web agency Studio Scasascia, 18 artists have created six new video, sound or web artworks each, available online for sale and research in editions of 20. The other Daata Editions season one artists are Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello, and Chloe Wise. In addition to the commissioned editions, all subscribers to the platform receive a free Jon Rafman artwork. Daata Editions launched in New York, on May 14 with a viewing lounge at NADA New York (May 14–17) and a month-long related screening program at Soho House. If you’re in the Lower East Side, you can view The Digital Revolutionaries – The Shiboogi Version program on the Salon 94 Bowery video wall, next to the New Museum and online at (May 1–June 30).


The James A. Michener Art Museum seeks a full-time Data Administrator to manage registrations for all related education programs including adult, youth and family, group tours, and teachers, plus ticketing needs for Visitor Services. Ideally, the successful candidate should have, in addition to an Associate or Bachelor’s degree, museum or arts related experience, tech skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher), database programs, direct mail, target marketing and result analysis. This is a full-time position with benefits. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to Rebecca Rosen, James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or email to by June 5, 2015.No phone calls, please.

Becky Huff Hunter is welcoming prospective art writers of all levels to the ICA’s New Art Writing Symposium. Organized by the Artblog and the St. Claire, this four-part program features discussions of critical, fiction, and nonfiction readings. As a participant, you’ll share personal experiences of art and memory, delve into discussions of evocative literature concerning art, and hone your skills.

The sessions are:

iting Art and Life: Dream Narratives (Wednesday, July 1, 6:30pm)
You can sign up for one or all, just don’t forget a notebook and writing implement!

Artist News

Work by Matt Green. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Work by Matt Green. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Matt Green has been hard at work on his paintings, and is wrapping up a show at Galleria Deptford on May 27. Seven paintings of his are on display there, as well as a few paintings with Gravers Lane Gallery.

Seeing Things Gallery is hosting a show by Phil Jackson next month, along with Brad Westcott, opening Friday June 12. 

Please join  Venetia Dale and Stacey Lee Webber for a one day only pop-up exhibition! Welcome Home features new works Thursday,May 21 6-9pm at Find and Form at 524 Harrison Ave LL in Boston.This pop-up show is coinciding with SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Boston’s exhibition crawl, and there are hors d’oeuvres involved, so get to it!