New films for Sonia Sanchez+Laurie Anderson, New gallery High Tide, Space 1026 turns 18, Rachel Reese Curator at Telfair Museums, Sue Spaid eco-show at Millersville, REI rejects Black Friday and More!

News of new films, a new gallery opening in Philadelphia, a gallery turning 18 years old, a couple great opportunities and even more news on today's News post - artblog editor


Artblog favorite, Daniel Traub, is cinematographer of a new film, Baddddd Sonia Sanchez. The documentary debuting in NYC this week. Credits for this terrific-sounding film below. Don’t miss Traub’s Little Road North exhibit at Slought, with a closing reception Tuesday, November 24, 6:30 pm, with a conversation with Traub, Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Robert Pledge, Director of Contact Press Images.

Official Site:
Director: Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Producer: Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Cinematographer: Peter Brownscombe, Daniel Traub
Editor: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Music: Evan Solot
Running Time: 91
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2015

Clash of the Carnegies – Very cute idea, Pittsburgh!
In honor of 120 years of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the four museums—Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum want you to vote on your favorite museum treasure. Birthday party on Nov. 14. Nice video promo here:

Barely Legal: 18 Years of SPACE 1026 – Can you believe it?! Yes we can! Congratulations, Space 1026!
Opening reception is Friday Nov. 6th 7pm-11PM
Show runs Nov. 6th – 28th
Exhibiting works by past and current SPACE 1026ers
Emilia Brintnall, Clare Rojas, Matt Lienes, Rags, Justin Staller, Mayy Ostroff, Ben Woodward, Max Lawrence, Crystal Kovacs, Thom Lessner, Johm Freeborn, Mark Price, Amy Smith, Jayson Musson, Jacob Marcinek, Emilia Edwards, Jackie Quinn, Miriam Singer, Mark Beyer, Tuesday Wells Kay, Will Laren and more

Laurie Anderson Heart of a Dog movie image
Heart of a Dog, film still, from Laurie Anderson’s new movie, coming to Ritz at the Bourse

In more movie news, Heart of a Dog, the new Laurie Anderson film, opens at the Ritz at the Bourse Nov. 13.

Official website:
DIRECTOR: Laurie Anderson
CAST: Laurie Anderson
Not Rated by the MPAA
Running time 75 minutes
Exclusive Engagement Opens Friday, November 13
Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse

Via Roses Madrigale, sad news that Santa Fe-based, Philadelphia artist Robert Ash died. From the obituary at

It was true that while this highly praised sculptor spent most of his time in Santa Fe, N.M., his thoughts remained in his native city.

As a result, his family intends to place one of his more spectacular works in Philadelphia. The piece is called “Finding Grace,” a bronze nude created in Robert’s highly original style to express the uniqueness of the human experience. A site has yet to be chosen.

Robert was born in Philadelphia to William Ash and Kathleen Belmont. He grew up in Bala Cynwyd and attended St. Matthias Parochial School and Archbishop Carroll High School in Wayne. He went on to Drexel University, after which he moved to Santa Fe in the late ’80s.




From Heavy Bubble – Open Call Single Sheet Book Show. The deadline for entries is November 16th. Our first RiTUAL. had 150 participants and more than 250 unique books. Registration is online and open now. Follow the link for our online catalog of our first show. Please share if you feel your circle would be interested. More information –

RAIR poster 2016 Artist in Residence Applications OpenFrom the friendly folks at RAIR – RAIR’s 2016 Residency program is open for applications. Like to work with recycled materials? This is the motherlode calling you. More information on the application here List of 2015 residents and images of their work at the website. RAIRPhilly


Rachel and Trevor Reese Possible Press Reading Room Vox Populi Gallery
Rachel and Trevor Reese’s Possible Press Reading Room at Vox Populi, until Nov. 1

Rachel Reese named Associate Curator at Telfair Museums, Savannah – Rachel and her husband Trevor and their Possible Press projects were important voices in Philadelphia’s art scene for a number of years. Possible Press is participating in the Alternative Currencies festival. Their reading room is set up at Vox Populi now to Nov. 1. More here:

Sue Spaid, elemental force of nature herself, who was curator at Abington Art Center and director of The Contemporary in Baltimore, wrote to say she has curated a new show at Millersville University, “Environmental Remedies: Connecting Soil to Water,” with drawings by environmental artist Patricia Johanson. The show opens Nov. 4, with a walk-through with the artist at 3:30pm and a panel discussion that evening. Link to Gallery website here. Spaid said:

If you can believe, I have been working on a survey of Patricia’s works for over ten years. This exhibition is not really a survey: it is focused on forty-six years of her researching, inventing and proposing solutions to resolve urban water problems. They are even making a 52-page+ full-color catalog! In 2012, The Contemporary Museum published the catalog, which was meant to accompany her survey that never happened. Her work plays an important role in my other two books: Ecovention and Green Acres.


More information on Spaid here:

And because who doesn’t hate Black Friday – REI opts out of Black Friday, offers alternative website with suggestions for hikes in your locale and gives workers paid day off! This cooperative is a leader. More here:

New Gallery Opening – High Tide – Opens Nov. 14 in Kensington near Crane Arts with NY artist, Andrea McGinty’s Spiritual Awakening Tailgate Party. Here’s what we know

Opening: Nov. 14, 7PM-10PM
Closing: Dec. 20, 5PM-7PM
Address: 1850 N. Hope St., 14A
Philadelphia PA 19122