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Shamanistic rituals filled with enigmatic symbolism are occurring at Practice Gallery in the most fancy of ways: Fancy Dutch ways. Anyone familiar with the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) immigrants that populated many parts of the Keystone State through the 17th and 18th centuries might also know about their patterned ceramics or their kaleidoscopic hex signs. But […]

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Presenting the ongoing research from Queensland College of Art in Australia, the “Design in Flux” exhibition at Crane Arts staged by DesignPhiladelphia is a spectacular investigation into where design is now and where it’s headed. By addressing design as an ongoing process as opposed to a finite end, the many contributors utilize their expertise in […]

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Spending a ton of time in the studio? Ever wish your artwork could just make itself? Whether or not any of this applies, Little Berlin has a surprise for you this month with its show “Heavily Scripted: Generative Art And Bots” curated by Lee Tusman. Although the artworks here are not exactly self-made, they represent […]

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Japanese-born performance artist Eiko Otake has launched the public phase of her two-year Artist-in-Residence project at the Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts. Made possible by a Knight Foundation Philadelphia Arts Challenge award, inaugural activities include “A Body in a Station,” a series of solo three-hour durational performances at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station on four […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market In September, Reading Terminal Market celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, working in partnership with two culturally-specific organizations: AfroTaino Productions, and Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas. Afrotaino Productions was founded in 2005 by Rahsaan Lucas and Marangeli Mejia Rabell, who share a passion for the arts and a commitment to serve as agents […]

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Two relatively infamous and unconnected events from the 1970s are being given a new treatment at Napoleon this month thanks to the exhibit “Holding Our Own” by artist H. John Thompson. A hijacker popularly known by the alias ‘D.B. Cooper’ disappeared without a trace along with $200,000 after rerouting a plane from Portland, Oregon to […]

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Culling its name from the two sons of Zeus – Apollo and Dionysus – who are allegorically intended to represent reason and chaos or emotion respectively, the current multi-artist show at the Painted Bride Art Center is alive with artwork that digs into the psyche in order to discover how and why we make what […]

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For Jen McCleary, the creative process involves assembling a unified vision of surreal and scientifically based parts regardless of the medium. In the Hall at Crane Arts, the InLiquid artist lines up over a dozen of her collages – both digital and cut paper – in a content heavy, illustrative montage of outer space, biology, […]

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By Andrew Simonet, Artists U Artists U’s fall schedule of free workshops and events is out, including: A book talk: Making Your Life as an Artist in Charleston, SC. (October 22) Our free downloadable book has been read by over 70,000 artists in 150 countries. (We only need only 30,000 more to reach our goal […]

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Mid-October marks the start of the 15th Annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), Philadelphia’s leading autumnal visual art exploration, presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Art lovers can find themselves in all of the far-flung corners of Philly by following the guide, which consists of more than 300 visual artist studios, culminating in […]

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