David Hammons documentary debuts at Drexel, Dye Club debuts at Facture, plus Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker’s Arts and Culture Transition Sub-committee and more holiday art shopping!

We are happy to see that Philadelphia's incoming Mayor Cherelle Parker has a big and robust transition Sub-committee for Arts and Culture! And we're looking for great support and arts advocacy from that committee. Dare we hope for change!? Meanwhile, we round up more holiday art shopping venues for you, including one on Saturday at Moore College of Art and Design that features the city's high school student artists. Meanwhile, we told you previously about Dye Club, when we featured member Cindy Stockton Moore talking about that part of her multi-dimensional practice. Dye Club is having its debut show at the wonderful house gallery, Facture. Read all about it and go!


A smiling Black woman wearing blue jeans and an orange sweater sits on the stoop in front of a Philadelphia row house. She is Cherelle Parker and she is the incoming Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.
Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker. Image from her Transition page. Photo by Byron Purnell, iii

Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker names her transition team, including an Arts & Culture Sub-committee

Co-chaired by the great Allan Edmunds, founder and retired Executive Director of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives and Jane Golden, Executive Director, Mural Arts Program, the Arts and Culture sub-committee is a formidable group of excellent leaders in the arts. We are hoping for strong advocacy for artists and arts organizations from this committee. [Read Artblog’s 2022 interview with Allan Edmunds prior to his retirement.]

Arts & Culture Subcommittee

Allan Edmunds, Co-Chair
Jane Golden, Co-Chair
Alba Martinez, Vice Chair
Leslie Anne Miller, Vice Chair
Leslie Patterson-Tyler, Vice Chair
Walt Reeder Jr., Vice Chair
Rebecca Segall, Vice Chair

Pablo Batista Jr., Slap Hard Records Inc.
David Brigham, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Marlisa Brown Swint, The Philadelphia Dance Company
Charlotte Cohen, Association for Public Art
Karen Connor, Lions Investment Group
Diane Dalto Woosnam, Diane Dalto Consulting
David Devan, Opera Philadelphia
Tina Dunham, DJ Diamond Kuts
Anne Edmunds, A.L. Edmunds Assoc
Lauren Hart, Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist & Voice of the Flyers
Bill Ingram, Platinum Productions LLC
Jeri Johnson, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Ashley Jordan, African American Museum in Philadelphia
Joseph Kluger, WolfBrown
Roger LaMay, WXPN
Robbie Long, Live24HRS
Georgette Luna, Sea Philly
Larry Magid, Larry Magid Entertainment Group, LLC
William Marrazo, WHYY
Martha McGeary, Snider Guildford Group
Rosalyn McPhearson, The ROZ Group, Inc
LaNeshe Miller-White, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Theatre in the X
Joan Myers Brown, The Philadelphia Dance Company/PHILADANCO!
Marsha Perelman, Calder Gardens; Franklin Institute
Eric Pryor, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Zak Pyzik, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
Katherine Sachs, ArtPhilly 2026
Carmen San Miguel, Former Executive Director, Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
Gabriela Sanchez, Philadelphia Cultural Fund
Sabriaya Shipley, Theatre Philadelphia
David Simms, Eatible Delights Catering
Carlton Smith, Westbrook Project Solutions
Janine Spruill, Lil’ Filmmakers
Max Tuttleman, Tuttleman Foundation
William Valerio, Woodmere Art Museum
Gerald Veasley, Jazz Philadelphia
Elizabeth Warshawer, EBW Consulting, LLC
Constance Williams, Chair Emerita Philadelphia Museum of Art
Patricia Wilson Aden, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Andrew Zalenski, Frank DiCicco Associates

Guggenheim Museum lays off Ten staff in downsizing move
The museum is one of several museums suffering pandemic-recession downturns. [Want a gift of this article to read it in full? Email me at]


Philly Student Art Show and Sale
Moore College of Art and Design
1916 Race St.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-4PM

We told you previously about the Philly Student Art Winter Sale at Moore on 12/9 from 2-4pm. Check out the student art, for the art lovers on your holiday shopping list. @PhillyStudentArt

Brandywine Workshop and Archives Holiday Sale, online!

Great art by wonderful artists, and you can pay on a monthly plan! Pete Sparber told you about four small works exhibits with affordable pricing. One of our favorite artists, Marta Sanchez, has worked featured at Brandywine! Here’s another wonderful opportunity.

Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, debuts David Hammons documentary
Tonight! Dec. 6, 6pm, reception at 5:30
The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons

A film by Harold Crooks and Judd Tully
URBN Annex and Pearlstein Gallery of Drexel University
3401 Filbert St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: 215-895-2548
RSVP here
Free and open to the public

David Hammons is a singular genius in the New York art world, making a mark for years both on the streets and in the galleries and museums. Read Andrea Kirsh’s 2014 review of two New York exhibits of performance art by African American artists, including David Hammons.


A poster with an image of dyed yellow threads and other materials at the top and text at the bottom in white on burnt sienna announcing an exhibit called Eco-Chroma in Philadelphia
Dye Club’s Debut exhibit at Facture Presents
30 W. Sharpnack St.
Reception Sunday Dec. 10, 2-5pm

From Angela McQuillan, Dye Club Member
Super excited for this! I joined Dye Club last year and have learned so much about natural pigments. Come see our first show!!
First Philly Dye Club show eva’!!! Sun Dec. 10th at Facture Gallery, 2-5pm. If y’all have talked to me in the past year, you’ve heard me ramble on about how dope this dye club experience has been. If you dig experimenting, nature, art, science, sustainability, color, charisma, and organic catalytic conversions, slide thru!!!
[Read Artblog’s 2022 studio visit interview with Cindy Stockton Moore, one of the Dye Club members.]

In an artist's studio, jars containing pigments and natural dyes are pictured next to fabric test samples hanging on the wall.
Cindy Stockton Moore, Research Cabinet of Materials and Natural Samples. Cindy is a member of Dye Club. Courtesy of the artist