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Newer than new is one of Philadelphia’s freshest art and performance locales, the appropriately named New Boon(e), which has only been in its current manifestation in Old City since the fall of 2013. They have a rotating cast of art, artists, performances, and even critique nights in which some of the dozen artists that call […]

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Above: Live@Sundance 1/18 – Host: Shira Lazar via YouTube I’m at Sundance this week in Park City, joined by four filmmakers from Miami and Philadelphia who have been named the festival’s first Knight Fellows. Each of these filmmakers are here to experience the event, meet with industry players, learn from the seminars and get to know each other […]

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Steely sentinels and rusted wreckage–as well as smooth, crisp forms–fill the gallery at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG) throughout the month of January for its metal process show. This Knight Arts grantee consistently offers small but powerful shows of objects, which are typically made in its community workshop spaces. PSG’s facilities are available to artists […]

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Robin Haines Merrill

Published on 16 January 2014 by in KAC Philadelphia, Miami

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Robin Haines Merrill (right).

Robin Haines Merrill aims to preserve the traditional art form of dugout canoes by organizing a seasonal Paddle Up, featuring Seminole and Miccosukee canoes. From her missionary work in Manila’s seedy sex industry to Inner Mongolia, Robin Haines Merrill, a recent Knight Arts Challenge grantee, has preserved and fostered the art of human decency.

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Lending new meaning to reuse and recycling, unmistakable Philadelphia public artist and cut paper master Joe Boruchow takes to the South Philadelphia Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery for a special exhibit “14 Collages by Joe Boruchow” or “Constructed from Remnants.” Typically slicing paper very much consciously to construct black and white scenes of often very specific […]

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By Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Cross-posted from Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia This past summer we put out a call for artists to design bike racks for significant public places around Philadelphia. We held a contest, partnering with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy and made possible by […]

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If you’re looking to have a little bit of fun, Space 1026 may not be the place to go, because their show is more than just a little – it is actually “Deep Fun.” Whatever that term means or doesn’t mean (Deep house? Tons of fun?), the group of artists assembled by curator and exhibiting […]

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Consider for a moment all of the gadgets and machines we utilize every day. We are constantly at the mercy of appliances, automobiles, phones, computers and even simpler tools such as screwdrivers and wedges. They tend to simplify certain tasks – without the right tools, certain jobs are impossible – but how often have glitches, […]

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Two artists seek to uncover hidden bits and pieces of the crumbling Philadelphia post-industrial cityscape, while simultaneously using these loose narratives to tell personal tales strung together with fabric, steel and found objects. At PhilaMOCA, “Resurrecting Rust” presents the work of Carolyn Perri and Amanda Lee Watkins in a montage of thread and forgotten fixtures […]

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By Erica Hawthorne, Campus Philly Campus Philly held their Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 5 at WHYY in Philadelphia, where 240 stakeholders gathered to learn about the organization’s focus and progress on accelerating internships and connecting Philadelphia college students to community.  The meeting highlighted Campus Philly’s newest connector initiative: Open Arts, a program that builds […]

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