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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Philadelphia that can create transformational change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood.

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How do we love TSA? Let us count the ways. And no, we are not talking about the Transportation Security Administration, although the acronym likeness has always been as dissonant as it has been entertaining. July marks the five-year anniversary of Philadelphia- (and now also Brooklyn) based artist-run exhibition space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and with […]

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On a day-to-day basis we are often so jaded and hurried that we miss the beauty all around us, and even lose sight of the strangeness that is life. Thanks to Ted Knighton, we have a not-so-subtle reminder of the weird and the sublime by way of Knighton’s illustrations, installations and video work. The artist […]

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Looking at the distant horizon from shore, the mind has a tendency to wander amongst feelings of melancholy, ideas of immensity, and concepts of faraway places. What fertile ground for the romantic ruminations of human beings in the face of our magnificent planet! Whether the ocean is flat and serene, or viciously churning, it is […]

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When a powerful storm ravaged Bartram’s Garden in 2010, the oldest surviving botanical garden in North America sustained a fair amount of damage from the high winds, including a number of downed trees of varying types and ages. Harnessing this destructive event for constructive ends, the Garden joined with The Center for Art in Wood […]

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By Alisha Ebling, The Clay Studio As a part of The Clay Studio’s 40th Anniversary events, Iraqi war veterans and artists Ehren Tool and Jesse Albrecht transformed 1,000 pounds of clay into hundreds of military and war-themed cups while onlookers watched and interacted with the artists, provoking discussion on the cultural impact of art. In […]

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On Friday, July 5, Crane Arts hosted the 2014 Philadelphia Pickup Truck Expo in The Icebox. This one-night-only event wasn’t a place to find parts, kitschy Calvin and Hobbes window decals, or even a new truck, for that matter. Each vehicle actually served as an installation artwork juried by Rubens Ghenov, Ryan McCartney and Timothy […]

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By Mary Kerr, Creative Capital Taller means “workshop” in Spanish, so it was fitting that Creative Capital offered Taller profesional de desarollo para artistas at Taller Puertorriqueño in April in Philadelphia. Known as “The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia,” Taller Puertorriqueño is a community-based multidisciplinary arts organization whose work bridges European, African, Caribbean and Latino societies and cultures. They […]

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By Allie Vanyur, Ballet X BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, presents Summer Series 2014 featuring a world premiere full-length ballet by Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan. Inspired by the true story of Captain Edwin Musick, an American pilot who dared to cross the South Pacific, Sunset, o639 Hours is a celebration of human advancement in the […]

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Although Grizzly Grizzly is a creative collective geared towards the somewhat broader definitions of what art can be, one type of art that they do not display is work by their own members. This boundary is probably in place to prevent conflicts and controversy, and it is upheld by the members regardless of whether they make […]

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By Carrie Chapter, Philadelphia Theatre Company On June 13th Philadelphia Theatre Company celebrated Colin Quinn’s solo show, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, with a dazzling, packed Opening Night performance. Up until curtain, a winding swath of latecomers stood in line by the box office asking to buy any remaining tickets – a testament to the force field Quinn tends […]

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