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A funny link, a sad link, some great news for students, and an opportunity for someone to become Dean of Cranbrook Academy, all this and more in today's News post! - artblog editor



Open Mic Night at Twelve Gates this Thursday, Nov. 19, 7PM – Twelve Gates Arts and Leeway Foundation present Haunting Voices, featuring performances by Jai Arun Ravine, Suzie Afridi, and Michelle Myers & Catzie Vilayphonh of Yellow Rage. This open mic and salon celebrates the launch of Twelve Gates’ newest exhibit, Ruins and Fabrications, which explores visual narratives of loss and futurity through the work of two women photographers, Gauri Gill and Annu Matthew.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7PM-9PM
Twelve Gates Arts, 51 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Writers House Camden Queen Anne building on Historic register
Writers House Camden, image courtesy of the Writers House website

New Writers House at Rutgers-Camden – The ribbon cutting’s today at 305 Cooper St., extensively renovated to house the English Department and MFA program in creative writing. First floor will be a programming space. “Historically known as the Henry Genet Taylor House, the structure, originally built in 1885, was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Wilson Eyre Jr. in the style of American Queen Anne Revival. In 1989, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places…”

Soapbox expands into new studio space in West Philadelphia – 4700 Kingsessing Ave., a renovated Furness+Evans C. Church, is the new home for an expanded Soapbox Community Print Shop and Zine Library, a printmakers/makers work space and gallery. …”In this new 4,500 square feet space,The Soapbox will offer a studio fully equipped for letterpress and screen-printing, as well as additional equipment and supplies for bookmaking, zine making, papermaking, and offset lithography. The new facility will also include private artist and writing studios, as well as keyholder memberships….” Soapbox is five years old and was started by Charlene Kwon and Mary Tasillo. They expect to open in the new space in February. Fundraising and other information here:

Barnes Foundation Gallery
Barnes Foundation Gallery. Photo from press opening of the new Parkway building in 2012.

Barnes Foundation offers weekday free general admission to all college, university and graduate students!

Moore College of Art & Design and The Links Inc. create two new $5,000 scholarships for Freshmen of color – the Sarah Strickland Scott Scholar and the Margaret R. Hawkins Scholarship for Women in the Arts – to honor The Links co-founders. The scholarships will be awarded to two freshman students of color during the next fall semester. Other recipients will be named for three additional years.

More information here:


Brueghel image with gluten removed by Gluten Free Museum
Brueghel Image made gluten free at the Gluten Free Museum. Photo courtesy of the website

Happy – Gluten Free Museum!

Sad – Student Loan Debt report


Crit Nite at New Boon(e) – Tonight, Tuesday, November 17th – 7PM! 253 N. 3rd St. “Everyone is welcome to join us discussing and viewing new work by Philadelphia artists Alexa Linton, Stacey Holder, and New Boon(e) member Alexander Mansour.” I say, keep it coming, New Boon(e), good job!



Open Art Room at University City Arts League – Tuesday, November 17 @ 6:00 pm, University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce Street – “Open Art Room is exactly what it sounds like – come use our Art Classroom for whatever kind of project you wish!Basic art supplies are available, and/or bring your own. Use the time, space, materials, and company to make something you’ve been planning but putting off, or come and be inspired by Open Art Room volunteer monitor Alissa Walsh. Make some hand-made greeting or holiday cards, a gift for a friend or family member, or just come to play around.”

Via Phennd – Pt-time Student Engagement Associate for Diversity and Social Justice – Philadelphia University
More here:

Cranbrook Academy is looking for a Dean –
Position commences July 1, 2016.
Applicants will be required to submit: 1.) Cranbrook Educational Community application 2.) Cover letter 3.) Curriculum vitae and 4.) A statement of philosophy of graduate education in an Art and Design setting.
Applications received by February 1, 2016 will be given priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Download a Cranbrook Employee Application Form here –
Materials should be sent to
For more information about the Academy and our programs, please visit our website:

Temple Contemporary wants you to make a book with Publication Studio
Wed – Fri, 1:30 – 5pm
Publication Studio –
Temple Contemporary –

“There are 13 different Publication Studios around the world that enable artists and writers to make perfect-bound books, and Temple Contemporary has one of them. Our helpful technical assistant is on duty from 1:30 – 5pm every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to help make your publishing dreams come true.”


Hannah Price is featured on NPR Codeswitch with her project to photograph men who catcall her. Listen to our really good podcast interview with Hannah here:

A Dufala Brothers documentary coming soon from Leveler Media!
Listen to our really good podcast with the Dufalas!