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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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As a means to imagine new ways to present music in the Philadelphia community, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage created the New Spaces: New Formats research group to investigate inventive ways to harness fresh locations and techniques for musical performance. This past Friday, September 27, Data Garden unveiled a 24-hour project entitled “Hexidecibel” […]

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Throughout September and October, The Clay Studio is getting wild with two shows that utilize the forms and representations of animals as their starting point. This Knight Arts grantee often assembles amazing work by many talented ceramic artists for its gallery shows as well as its store, but the current work on display is all but […]

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By David Guinn, Freewall Freewall kicks off the season with an opening reception for Desiree Bender’s new wheat-paste mural, The Fawn On Friday September 27th, on the west side of Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St. Philadelphia.  Enjoy a time lapse video of the mural’s installation above. The mural’s inspiration comes from Desiree’s recent adventures into […]

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In the Hall of the Crane Arts Building, artist Karl Jones lines the corridor with relief sculptures and installations that call to mind a personal memoir, bits and pieces of Americana, and the abandoned scraps of objects and ideas from all manner of sources. The show entitled “Repertoire Revised” provides a unique, tactile exposition of […]

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By Ann Peltz, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists Now through the end of October, look for large-scale artwork images on bus shelters, rail platforms, and billboards across Philadelphia…and on the first and third weekends of that month, visit the studios of the artists who made them. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists and leading […]

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By Naomi Leach, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Challenges to our local ecosystem have ripple effects for all of us: stormwater runoff floods our roads and depletes groundwater reservoirs; invasive plant species steal nutrients and resources critical to native wildlife, upsetting the essential balance of nature. Landlab, a collaboration between the Schuylkill Center for […]

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The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design are highlighting the work of the boundary-breaking artist Marlo Pascual. Through found photos, physical constructions, and layered images, Pascual takes us on a heady jaunt through the human mind and through the detritus of the abandoned meanings that abound in the media-laden, culture-driven world around us. […]

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Philadelphia’s very own seminal psychedelic/noise rock band Bardo Pond has just begun an artful September in Gallery 105 of the Crane Arts Building. The band members have assembled a group show of their artwork under the banner “Between Two Worlds.” While this title certainly does a fine job of describing the sounds they produce as […]

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At the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, three artists join forces under the banner “Otherness.” The Knight Arts grantee displays a varied fare of painting, prints, jewelry and assorted objects, which share a common thread in their occult and darkly romantic themes. Margaux Kent, Paul Romano, and JL Schnabel bask in the doleful and supernatural while also […]

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At the Painted Bride Art Center, artist Deirdre Murphy shares a vast swath of her complex, patterned paintings in a solo show entitled “Murmurations.” Presented by InLiquid, the many explosive canvases of abstract shapes, layers and flocks of birds provide a sensory feast inside of the Bride’s Café Gallery that both mimics and defies nature. […]

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