Renegade’s Beowolf at Mt. Moriah, Marta Sanchez’s Cascarones at PHL, Bruce Hoffman curates political at Fuller Craft, FJORD is back, Jayson Musson, 12th Meyer show at MLAC, Turrell’s Skyspace, Plus Mega-Opportunities list

Many good opportunities in today's News Post! - Artblog editor


Don’t miss The Review Show LIVE, this Thursday, March 10, 6PM – 7:30 PM at the Galleries at Moore. Join Artblog, The St. Claire and Moore Galleries for LIVE Art Reviews of 3 exhibitions – Rodney McMillian at ICA, Pepon Osorio’s reForm at Temple Contemporary and Ian Etter and Usha Farey at Practice. Panelists are Walter Robinson, Martin Peeves, Kelsey Halliday Johnson with Suzanne Seesman, moderator. More here.

Via Chuck Patch…Public Library News

…The new Memory Lab at DC’s flagship Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library doesn’t come equipped with a box of tissues, but you may want to bring one in case. “This is the only space where we might regularly see people crying,” says digital curation librarian Lauren Algee.
Strong emotional reactions are expected. At the Memory Lab, which opened last Monday, anyone with a DC Public Library card can digitize their personal archives for free. Previously inaccessible VHS tapes, floppy discs, audio cassettes, and photo negatives can now be viewed on a computer screen and shared on a thumb drive, giving new life to things that seemed lost to time and changing technologies. Read full article.


This is so great-sounding you need to know about it – Beowulf/Grendel performed in promenade at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 62nd and Kingsessing

Renegade Company’s Unconventional Community Collaboration (UCC) for Beowulf/Grendel features West Philadelphia’s Telegraphic Tree. Telegraphic Tree is the holistic wellness practice of Philadelphia based
clinical herbalist Molly Landergan. We are crafting this process ourselves, talking through
the meaning and history of herbs, the emotional arc of Beowulf, and focusing on oral
storytelling and herbalism as distinctly ancestral, traditionally matrilineal art forms. The
result will end up being incorporated into the production.

Renegade is committed to working alongside the community members of Kingsessing and
Cobb’s Creek. We will be offering a pay what you wish incentive for all the community
members of these locations.

● Wednesday, April 13th (Preview)
● Thursday, April 14th (Opening)
● Friday, April 15th
● Saturday, April 16th
● Sunday, April 17th
● Thursday, April 21st
● Friday, April 22nd
● Saturday, April 23rd
● Sunday, April 24th (Closing Performance)
All performances at 6:30 PM
RUN TIME: 60 Minutes
Location and Tickets
Beowulf/Grendel will be performed in promenade style (walking throughout the
performance) at Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Mount Moriah is located at 62nd Street and Kingsessing Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
The cemetery is accessible by the 12 Trolley.
Tickets are $20. Discounts available.
Tickets available at Ticketleap
More here.


The return of Fjord — at Crane Arts, opening May 12, 2016!
From A.J. Rombach, one of the co-founders of the alternative space, Fjord, which closed a few months back. Note: Artblog did a great podcast with A.J. and Lindsey Chandler – listen here.

The members of FJORD Gallery have some exciting news that we wanted to share! As many of you know, due to various reasons– mainly a month-to-month lease in an ever growing neighborhood– FJORD moved from its original location on Frankford Avenue. Since, we have sought a new location to continue our programming.

We are happy to announce that in April 2016 we will commence our lease at the CRANE ARTS building on American Ave with our first show May 12th. We are so excited to start this new chapter and organize new exhibitions alongside the other exciting artists, galleries and contributors within the CRANE.

Our new gallery will not have attached studios and so we have to restructure how we pay for FJORD. While we do have monthly member fees, it will not cover the many costs our new space will require. To help us in this effort, FJORD will be launching a campaign on indegogo, a crowd funding site, to raise money for the next year of programming in our new location. More here.


Bruce Hoffman of Gravers Lane Gallery and friend of Artblog curated a show, The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance at the Fuller Craft Museum. The show opens April 17th.

OPENING APRIL 17th at the
Fuller Craft Museum….
“The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance”
curator: Bruce Hoffman, Director of Gravers Lane Gallery

artists: Kate Anderson ( Courtesy Gravers Lane Gallery ), Michelle Brown/Leslie Golomb, Sy Carpenter, Sonya Clark, Marcia Docter ( Courtesy Gravers Lane Gallery), Russell Biles (courtesy Ferrin Gallery ), Lindsay Ketterer Gates (Courtesy Gravers Lane Gallery), Melissa Maddonni Haims,
Jan Hopkins, June Lee( Courtesy Gravers Lane Gallery ), Nicholas Kripal, Ke Sook Lee, Wendy Maruyama, Amy Orr (Courtesy Gravers Lane Gallery ), Jon Eric Riis, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Joyce J. Scott ( Courtesy Goya Contemporary ), Mara Superior ( Courtesy Ferrin Gallery ) Heather Ujiie More Information.

Main Line Art Center’s 12th Annual Meyer Exhibit
Three artists featured in this year’s MLAC’s Annual Meyer Exhibit are Matthew Courtney (Philadelphia), Sun Young Kang (Bryn Mawr; 2015 Finalist), and Zahra Nazari (New York). More about the Meyer Award, which comes with a monetary prize and an exhibition:

The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, consists of an award of $1000 and a solo exhibition to each selected artist. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support the talented contemporary artists in the region, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement.

Artist Workshops:

Throwing Forms, Building Sculpture | Matthew Courtney | Tues., April 5, 1-6 pm
Persian Reverse Glass Painting | Zahra Nazari | Sun., April 10, 1-4 pm
Book-Making: 1 Sheet of Paper, 5 Ways | Sun Young Kang | Sat. & Sun., April 16-17, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm
More here.

Chestnut Hill Skyspace is open

The James Turrell Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting begins its spring/summer hours on Friday, March 4 at 5:46 PM, and Sunday, March 6, at 5:58 PM. In addition to openings every Sunday evening, there will be a special Easter morning opening at 6:00 AM Sunday, March 27.

Starting in April through the fall, the Skyspace will be open:

Sunday evenings
First Friday evenings
First Sundays at dawn
More information and to register for the free ($5 donation suggested) Skyspace experience.

Via Jill Frechie… A sneak peek of International Pop at the PMA
Watch at Vimeo.


Via the Corzo Center at University of the Arts – Art and Tech: Communicating Your Creative Vision with Technology

Rapid growth in the technology industry has drastically impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. For some artists, this is a good reason to refocus on traditional craftsmanship and techniques. For others, the myriad of new and affordable technology is an opportunity to play, experiment, and develop new forms for creative expression that were not possible before.

Free and open to the public
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7-8:30pm
The Hacktory: 3645 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA
The Hacktory knows new technical solutions aren’t always the best option, and they are excited to help artists explore what’s possible with technology to expand their creative practices in ways that create new, inspiring art.

Join The Hacktory and tech and environmental artist Leslie Birch for a discussion on how integrating tech into your artwork can help you achieve new levels of creative expression. This discussion will be followed by a tour of The Hacktory’s new workshop, tools available (electronic sewing materials, 3D printers, electronics work bench, the kinect and interactive programs built for artists), and demos of interactive software and physical hardware-based projects.

Participants will receive access to one free class at The Hacktory.

Click here to register
Made possible through the generous support of The Knight Foundation with support of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.

Via Joy Garnett

“Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative,” Angela Davis writes, “these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework.”[i] In what ways can this nature of housework become visible, representable, describable, comprehendible? How does housework pose a problem of mediation?

Housework will remain a site of feminist struggle as long as there is capitalism. “Housework had to be transformed into a natural attribute rather than be recognized as a social contract because from the beginning of capital’s scheme for women this work was destined to be unwaged,” as Sylvia Federici argues, “Capital had to convince us that it is a natural, unavoidable and even fulfilling activity to make us accept our unwaged work.” Federici continues that “the unwaged condition of housework has been the most powerful weapon in reinforcing the common assumption that housework is not work, thus preventing women from struggling against it, except in the privatized kitchen-bedroom quarrel that all society agrees to ridicule… we are seen as nagging bitches, not workers in struggle.”[ii]

What are the conditions of this struggle? What are its conditions of legibility as struggle? How can we understand housework in relation to a revolutionary project?

Blind Field is seeking submissions about housework. We accept submissions of varying lengths, genres, and media. We encourage experimentation, and invite collaboration. Feel free to contact the editors at with any questions.

Themes and problems to consider:

— waged / unwaged domestic work

— cultural representations

— gendered labor

— social reproduction

— the temporalities of cleaning

— housework strike, sex strike, human strike

— automation

— cooking, eating, not cooking

— collective living / living alone

— households and home architecture

— the feminization of the workplace

— the family / patriarchy

— children, roommates, lovers, house-guests

— domestic violence

— black mold, mildew, cockroaches, cobwebs

— DIY, consumerism, domestic ‘creativity’

— ‘the labor of love’

— laundry, dishes, junk drawers

— etiquette, how-to manuals, manifestoes

— care / ‘self-care’

— messiness

Please send a brief proposal to by April 1, 2016. Final submission timelines can be coordinated thereafter. More here.

Request for Mural Proposal from Camden County Historical Society

Theme: The Camden County Historical Society is seeking an artist to create a mural to be featured
in our Camden County Museum space. This mural would be a time line of Camden City history from the
early 1600’s to modern day. The goals of this mural are to both serve as an introduction
of Camden City history for our visitors, as well as highlight key events, buildings and immigration
patterns into the city. We want to use this as a teaching opportunity for our visitors to get a
snapshot of basic history of the city, as well as have representation of all groups of people who
currently reside here.

The rough dimensions of the wall the mural would be featured along is 9’ x 22’. We would prefer not
to have this mural painted directly onto the wall, but be constructed in a way that it can travel
to different spaces to be displayed, such as local libraries or city hall.

Rough sketch drawings from an artist previously working with us on this project are available upon request. These drawings are a rough basis of what we are interested in.

Timeline: Mural must be completed by May 1st, 2016 in order to be revealed at a Grand Reopening
event for the Historical Society. The ability to work quickly is key.
Budget: $2,500
Qualifications: 2-3 examples of other public murals you have completed.

Contact: Kimi Tallant, Education Director,Camden County Historical Society 856.964.3333

Call For Artists – Philly Puff (Inflatable sculpture festival)

The 3rd Annual Philly Puff will be held during the Portside Community Arts Fest located at the Penn Treaty Park on April 23rd, 2016. The Puff will take place from 2-4 during the festival. Members from the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym will be judging this years competition.

To learn more about the Philly Puff, join us on Thursday March 17th, 2016 @ the Portside Arts Center from 6:00pm-8:00pm for a free Puff workshop. During the workshop the winners from last year will talk about their creative process and how to create your own inflatable. Portside Arts Center 2531 E. Lehigh Ave 19125
Artists can submit proposals through the PhillyPuff website.

March 20th, Early Bird Special $20
April 20th Final Deadline $25

This years categories..
– Best in Show –
– Best Use of Materials –
– Best Craftsmanship –
– Best in Motion(without being a wacky waver) –
– Young Artist Award –

Check website for prizes. All winners of the contest will receive a inflatable trophy and will be featured on our website for life!

Portside Arts Center
2531 East Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: 215-427-1514

Portside Art Center Website

Four visiting assistant professor positions at Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University

The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, founded in 1865, is one of the premier art schools in the country. The School offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History. Open positions in digital art, painting, printmaking, sculpture. Applications due April 1, 2016.

More information here.


Marta Sanchez project Cascarones Por La Vida at PHL Airport
Marta Sanchez’s project, Cascarones (confetti eggs) Por La Vide, on display at PHL
Libby and Roberta Cascarones Por La Vida
Cascarones made by Libby and Roberta in 2012. Internet icons

Via Marta Sanchez, creator of the great Cascarones por La Vida project

My 4th graders have their cascarones on display at the airport till May!

They are a part of the Art at the Airport, Confetti Eggs: Cascarones Por La Vida Art Fund, Creativity for a Cause, exhibit.
I asked the girls to use blue and gold on their eggs so that they would be able to locate them amongst the 80 flats displayed in this exhibit.

They are located in the international area, terminal A. If your traveling abroad during spring break please look for them. ED. NOTE: Hunt for Libby and my Cascarones, which are on view in the group.

Guess who’s got a show at Fleisher-Ollman Gallery in April-May. Jayson Musson!