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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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Starting the summer off with new Executive Director Gaby Heit was already exciting news for Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), the South Philadelphia exhibition and studio space, and now that she has been at the helm, DVAA has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Aside from reorganizing and updating the location for new types of […]

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At Ryan Wilson Kelly‘s show “Confabulation” at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG), he uses his theatrical sensibilities, as well as his absurd sense of humor, to assemble a veritable natural history museum of strange creatures, such as a giant snake, a ghost, a pink gorilla, a pterodactyl, and… Teddy Roosevelt? Knight Arts grantee PSG hosts […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg This story was originally published in the Knight-funded Creative Exchange. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. The hardest thing about making a life as an artist is actually making a life as an artist. That’s where Artists U comes in. Andrew Simonet is […]

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Gary Petersen is first and foremost a painter, but it seems that he’s got a knack for installation too, as evidenced by his solo show, “zip line tow rope,” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. The New York-based artist has wound up in Philly for the exhibit curated by Alexis Granwell, which includes his largest site-specific mural […]

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By Kelly Wilson, Pennsylvania Girlchoir The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, is collaborating with young female singers from the Philadelphia area (and beyond!) to present this two-day choral festival on October 17-18, 2014 titled GETMusic! (Girls Empowered Through Music). Director Vincent Metallo pursued illustrious female composers and poets to to create a […]

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The décor in Practice right now lies somewhere in that indistinct region between The Jetsons and The Flintstones, featuring an anachronistic, plasticine mix of tapestries, tusks, spears and humanoid parts for the show “Hominine.” Most apparent are the pair of heads stuck to said spears toward one corner of the room. While they supposedly represent […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market Reading Terminal Market is a Philadelphia institution with an international flavor. Market merchants offer food from all over the world—Mexican, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and many more. In June, world music complemented the many ethnic cuisines available every day. Traditionally, performances at the Reading Terminal Market take place between noon […]

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It’s hard being an artist early in their career and only a few years out of college. It’s the worst, right? Maybe. What about the hormonal, judgmental halls of high school? Well, New Boon(e) is exploring the art of members and friends made back in those not-so-distant days of yore for their high school art […]

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For a smattering of subjects from the serene to the macabre – and sometimes somewhere in between – the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) provides. Knight Arts grantee PPAC is in the midst of their 5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, which spans the work of more than 40 photographers who aim their lenses at both […]

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By Katti Gray, New York-based journalist When a staging of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” opens tonight in Philadelphia, city native Brian Anthony Wilson, a black actor perhaps best known for being Detective Vernon Holley in the award-winning “The Wire” television series, will take the stage as king. “I’m here because I am an actor,” Wilson said. […]

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