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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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For the month of February, Philadelphians have had the opportunity to see dance happen, right where they shop, eat and work! How? Dance in Public Places, a program by Dance/USA Philadelphia (Dance/UP), is taking dance to the streets…ok well… the mall actually… In it’s last week, don’t miss your chance to see dance happen, dance […]

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Despite what the name of the show may insist, “Nothing Is Present,” the solo show by JJ Miyaoka-Pakola at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is so saturated with painted colors, shapes and patterns, it seems to be quite a hard sell on the artist’s part… or is it? Often working in a series of multiple pieces […]

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If you’ve stepped into your local library recently, you know that it’s a vital community resource and a vibrant hub of creativity – a space that is as much about creation as collection. A recent article in the Pacific Standard touted the importance of libraries saying, “the best-kept secret about America’s libraries is that they […]

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At the Vox Populi collective, the space is, as often, split amongst four artists and consequently, a variety of styles and mediums. The current exhibits at this Knight Arts grantee consist of work by Jay Muhlin, Maria Dumlao, Erica Prince and Leigh Van Duzer. On each end of the spectrum are Muhlin and Dumlao, who […]

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Public artwork has always thrived in the streets of Philadelphia, and the city is often known for its plethora of murals and sculptures that seems to manifest themselves just about everywhere. Currently, artist Michael Konrad has a few pieces on temporary and permanent display from South Broad all the way up to Frankford Avenue. Two […]

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The second installment of the Fjord show “To Fade And Spill Out And (And Look At Another’s Whole)” is hanging in the Frankford Avenue gallery’s exhibition space throughout the month of February. In this part of the curatorial project by Jamie Felton and Zachary Rawe, the focus is that of the figure as opposed to […]

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In Practice Gallery, for the month of February, artist Jesse Potts is going through the motions… but not in the mundane sort of way. The two-part installation which makes up his solo show “Wayward Burn” is heavily reliant on movement, although it takes more than a glance to realize it. Upon entering the space, the […]

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Jacob Feige is having a sale, since he has a bit of a surplus on his hands. In fact, the entire 14-foot high wall of PhilaMOCA is awkwardly covered in his mostly large-scale (7-foot+) oil paintings for the show “Overstock,” which hangs in the former tombstone showroom throughout the month of February. If the exhibit […]

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Currently on display at The Clay Studio are works ranging from the straightforward to the structural, as well as both funny observational studies and heartfelt memorials. The artists with their work in the gallery are mostly associates and alumni of this Knight Arts grantee, their work acting as a testament to the range and quality […]

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By Nicholas Mirra, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia One of the goals of our artistic-designed bike rack project is to use the same stretch of the street twice. We want to increase the amount of available bike parking in the city; Center City Philadelphia sees some of the highest rates of bicycling in the country, […]

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