Gee Wesley+Ulises’ Pop up Read-ing Market, Patrick Jacobs’ building wrap, Art in City Hall Opp, and Congratulations, Blake Bradford!

Today's News Post has two street art items you should know about, a great opportunity and a congratulations! - Artblog Editor


Art on the street #1 — Read-ing Market by Ulises

Gee Wesley
Gee Wesley, one of the organizers of Ulises, an alternative bookstore opening soon.

I was talking with Gee Wesley (podcast coming up soon) and he mentioned his new alternative/experimental bookstore project, Ulises, is doing a pop up at Reading Terminal this Friday! Here’s the info from their Facebook page:

Ulises presents Read-ing Market, a temporary public bookshop and reading room installation outside Reading Terminal Market on the 1100 block of Filbert Street.

Read-ing Market considers the marketplace as a vibrant social commons that bridges commercial, cultural, and creative forms of public space. Visitors are invited to browse, purchase and barter a range of zines, self published books, and independent art publications on contemporary art, design, critical studies, and visual culture. Join Ulises for a day of programming featuring artists Beth Heinly, Meghan Turbitt, Anthony Romero and more.

This project has been organized in conjunction with Park(ing) Day and made possible by support from Reading Terminal Market.

When: Friday, September 16th from 10AM-5PM
Where: 1100 block of Filbert Street, outside Reading Terminal Market
See their Facebook page here.


Art on the street #2 — Patrick Jacobs’ building wrap and mini environments at 218 S. 16th St.

Not just a mural….cat hair, ash, talc, foam, and starch,
are just some of the strange materials Patrick Jacobs uses to build his miniature worlds. The Field with Dandelions miniature diorama installed in the side of this building at 218 S.16th Street is an outstanding example of the artist’s ability to create convincing landscapes using ordinary materials. The massive vinyl wrap highlights a detail of his tiny landscape and brings a slice of this fake world to this very public location at 16th and Chancellor Streets in Center City Philadelphia. More pictures of this project at the West Collection website.


Moving on – Blake Bradford (former Director of Education, Barnes Foundation) is new Director, Lincoln University-Barnes Museum Studies Program — Congratulations!

I am excited to announce that after nearly eight years, I will be (mostly) leaving the Barnes and moving into a new role: Director, Lincoln University-Barnes Foundation Museum Studies Program and Visiting Assistant Professor at Lincoln University.

In this position, I’ll be serving on the Lincoln faculty and overseeing the creation of a comprehensive, practice-based, Museum Studies major. My role will be a mix of teaching, development of resources and programs, and corralling the outcomes from past Lincoln-Barnes collaborations. The program we’re building will provide Lincoln students hands on experiences and will cultivate their professional skills so they exit LU on a path to be contributors to the museum field.



Art In City Hall issues a call for artists for the upcoming winter exhibition in historic City Hall.

Small Sculpture
December 12 – February 17, 2017
Exhibition site: Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116.
Reception: TBA
Submissions due: Monday, November 7, 2016, 4 pm.
Juror: Leslie Kaufman, President, Philadelphia Sculptors
Questions: (215) 686-9912 email:

Art In City Hall issues a call for three dimensional sculpture no larger than 12 inches in diagonal or any direction. Small Sculpture provides a platform for artists to present works that connect the intimacy of size and scale with aesthetic and conceptual exploration. Works may be utilitarian in nature and blur the lines between sculpture and craft; however, the call is not for traditional craft. Sculptures can be freestanding, hanging or created in relief. All works must be accompanied by an artist statement identifying the relationship between size and concept.

Complete information here.