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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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Human beings have had a long and complex history with crystals, but some of these faceted formations dwarf even the timescale of our species. Others, like salt or ice crystals, may take shape so quickly, they practically grow before our eyes. At the Esther Klein Gallery, part of the University City Science Center, the exhibit […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market The Reading Terminal Market’s Knight-Foundation-funded performance series is called Music @ the Market, but it includes other forms of performing arts, including dance. The Philadelphia community is lucky enough to have access to a portable, modular dance floor owned by Dance USA Philadelphia. Since last spring, this floor has […]

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At Da Vinci Art Alliance, the month of February is dedicated to apertures, shutters and the subjects they capture in their frames. Unlike many of Da Vinci’s multimedia group exhibitions, which encompass an array of media, “Open Lens” focuses solely on photography in its many manifestations. Issuing a call to the general public for submissions, […]

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Philadelphia’s very own Nosego (Yis Goodwin) is back in town with “Invisible Village,” his first solo Philly show in nearly two years, currently on display at Arch Enemy Arts. In an exhibit that has been in the planning stages for most of a year, Nosego unveils a more recent body of his signature vibrant paintings […]

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By April L. Gruber, Dance/USA Join nearly 500 industry experts at the country’s broadest gathering of dance professionals to network with your colleagues, expand your professional expertise, and strengthen your organization. Check out the preview video above, and click here for more info about the conference.

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By William Powell, Philly Parks and Recreation Children at Dorothy Emanuel playground are gettig busy with theater games and choreography for their upcoming production at Philly’s newest recreation center – Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center – this March. In this unique afterschool program, children up to 12 years old at eight different Philadelphia playgrounds […]

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Despite being among humanity’s greatest assets – ones that streamline our workloads and increase our creative potential – tools don’t always get the respect they deserve. Often taken for granted as means to an end, the instruments we use to accomplish ordinary tasks have been utilized and perfected since prehistory. Patrick Coughlin has taken it […]

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Some artists might prefer to work from home, others in familiar studio spaces dedicated to their process. Sam Heimer, on the other hand, spends his time hopping around to Philadelphia area bars, of which he certainly has an abundant selection to choose from. At LMNL Gallery on Frankford Avenue, the drawings inspired by these dimly […]

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By far the most metal place in town this month is the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, but not because of blast beats and chugging guitars. This Knight Arts grantee is showcasing its third process show of talented metal artists whose works are nearly as substantial as the imaginations behind them. Eroding, balancing and shielding their way through […]

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Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne’s essay “Goldfish” provides the only sliver of context for Richard Harrod’s solo show “Bad for the Goldfish” at Marginal Utility. If aesthetically pleasant, easy to understand artwork is your preference, then perhaps this exhibit is not for you. On the other hand, if you’re willing to trudge through the mud a […]

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