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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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The mind of Tim Eads must be an astonishing place. Fortunately, by setting foot in Pentimenti Gallery right now, it is possible to wade through the extraordinary imagery of this prolific patternmaker, and catch a brief glimpse of the fantastical features that pepper this artist’s outlandish imagination. In “Vector Forms,” we find an exuberant place […]

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At Da Vinci Art Alliance, the dedication and curiosity inherent in Mike Pavol‘s figurative oil paintings is unmistakable. His collection of recent works for “Portaits and Such” is heavily based on the human body, but Pavol also takes liberties with his art that twist traditional portraits beyond mere representation. Delicately perceptive and at times experimental, […]

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Two Philadelphia cultural institutions are using mobile technology to engage visitors and provide a deeper understanding of the arts. The Barnes Foundation and Philadelphia Orchestra recently released apps that enrich the audience experience. “The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of only a few in the world to create an in-concert mobile app that augments the concert […]

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Lewis Colburn is the sort of historian that creates history. Through the images of antiquity and memorial that he harnesses to fabricate his show, “On This Site,” at Napoleon, Colburn departs on a monumental farce that is comical yet philosophically challenging. By recognizing the present as an integral step toward the narrative of historical hindsight, the artist allows […]

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Looking to add some new original works to your art collection? Would you like to donate to a reputable Philadelphia art organization? How about doing both without breaking your budget at the same time? If so, you are in luck, because this weekend Fleisher Art Memorial, a Knight Arts grantee, will be hosting its sixth […]

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Human beings are far from the only creatures that construct habitations for themselves, but the process of architecture certainly poses significant challenges that other species are blissfully ignorant to. At the Philadelphia Art Alliance, these very same obstacles become objects for alteration, investigation and amusement at the hands of artist Christina P. Day for her […]

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By Christina Catanese, Director of Environmental Art, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education The action of going forward or onward in space or time. A method of doing or producing something. A continuous series of actions meant to accomplish some result. A movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage. Advancement, growth, or […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market An exciting mixed bag of performances took place at Reading Terminal Market during October including a popup dance performance, the winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s award for “Best of Philly” street singer, the 30th anniversary celebration of the longest running free jazz performance series in town, and a 10 piece […]

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What would happen if an art exhibition didn’t come to a definitive end? Now, better yet, what would happen if a piece of art would continually change based on the interpretations of many minds across time and space? One could say that many artworks, once let loose in the public sphere, develop meanings and associations […]

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The “Blind Handshake” of Fjord is a chance to dig beyond the narratives and intentions we tend to build up around our work in order to explore the more absurd and humorous aspects, whether planned or not. Physical comedy, glorification of the mundane, or even unadulterated absurdity occur in many of the images produced by […]

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