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One of the smallest galleries in Philadelphia – Napoleon – has teamed up with one of the largest work spaces – the Traction Company – for Citywide Philly, a Knight Arts grantee, to present a pair of exhibits that bridge the two wildly different spaces with a pairing of objects and replicas. While Napoleon’s two-person […]

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By Sally Ollove, Bearded Ladies We were deep in the rehearsal process for My Dinner with Dito: A How To Be Gay Cabaret when the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA was announced. That makes us Beards 2-for-2; we like to credit our first cabaret, Back in the Army, which centers on a gay soldier, with […]

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In case you haven’t heard the word on Citywide Philly, November is high time to submerge and steep yourself in the collective minds of the Philadelphia artistic community through this month-long collaborative creative event, which also happens to be a Knight Arts grantee. Finding a starting point for Citywide, however, is perhaps easier said than […]

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Published on 12 November 2013 by in Philadelphia

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By David B. Devan, Opera Philadelphia Svadba-Wedding, the a cappella opera written by the talented, Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolović, was the perfect choice to launch Opera Philadelphia’s newest initiative, Opera in The City. It couldn’t have been more successful.  The entire run sold out with rave reviews from both audiences and critics alike: The Wall Street Journal The […]

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Over the weekend, the Painted Bride Art Center hosted a rare retrospective of the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) as they set out to mark the five year anniversary of their relocation from New York to Philadelphia. In a relatively short span, this group of brilliantly gifted movers and makers created a home in the Philadelphia region, […]

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Philadelphia’s membership-based sculptural resource, Knight Arts grantee and overall three-dimensional artistic gem, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG) opened up on First Friday in November with their latest show, which focuses on the process of wood. The exhibit, curated by PSG Gallery Director Steven Earl Weber, includes work by Carrie Mae Smith, Kevin Bielicki, Dan Ostrov, J. […]

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By Georgia Guthrie, The Hactory Electronics and digital technology can infuse works of art with an element of magic. At The Hacktory we have literally put this magic in people’s hands, through classes and large public events. We want to do more though. We want to make our classes available to artists. We’ve found that […]

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By Jos Duncan,  filmmaker, storyteller, educator &   Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive participant The Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia was a soul-opening experience that left me feeling as if I had taken trail-runs through my fears, danced on kitchen tables, and inhaled the stinky things in my life, with the characters in my script. We wrote […]

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The Galleries at Moore have a knack for hosting some extremely noteworthy shows in their multiple ample gallery spaces located on the first floor of the school’s Center City campus. Their current tri-annual faculty exhibition, “Liminal Sites,” is no exception. With work by a dozen artists, “Liminal States” explores the creations of current Moore teaching […]

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This Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, the Asian Arts Initiative of Chinatown North will be hosting Beijing-born, Philadelphia-based sculptor and puppeteer Hua Hua Zhang. Asian Arts Initiative, a Knight Arts grantee, will present the opening of “Dream Journeys,” a solo exhibition of new works by Hua Hua, on Friday evening at 6 p.m. […]

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