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Artist Victoria Lucas steps into the Grizzly Grizzly space from England this month for her solo show, “Interruptions.” The focus of her camera’s lens are the many empty staircases in subways – areas typically viewed while brimming with travelers – which seem to lose something of themselves in the interludes between commutes. One easy initial […]

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On Friday April 19, the third annual Philly Tech Week kicked off with a celebration at the Philadelphia Museum of Art which included the world’s largest video game – a massive, playable LED version of the classic game Pong on the side of the Cira Centre. Tech week is presented by AT&T and generously sponsored […]

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Breadboard‘s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) in University City is thinking big by getting small. The worlds of the microscopic are the subject of the show “Cellular/Molecular,” curated by Gaby Heit, which just opened to the public on April 16. This exhibit also coincides with the 3d annual Philadelphia Science Festival, which takes places from April […]

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In Philadelphia, Practice, the art space that opened not so long ago in 2012, focuses on performance, participation, and experimentation. Their current exhibit is entitled “Taken” and aims to analyze the processes which revolve around appropriation. Whether you call them rip-offs, artistic license, or anything else, in the 21st century, few themes are as relevant […]

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Space 1026 is brimming with colorful characters and snippets of contemporary lifestyles in the show “Nothing Is Rather Do” by artists Keith Warren Greiman and Martha Rich. The two artists share a similar palette but diverge slightly in their themes, with Rich focusing somewhat more on language, while Greiman’s emphasis is entirely on wordless scenes. […]

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By John Jarboe, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret After exploring the iconic legend Marlene Dietrich in our season opener, Marlene and the Machine, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret has traveled even further back in time, all the way to 1861.  The Beards newest venture, Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret, presented as part of the Philadelphia International […]

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As is to be expected from a show whose emphasis is on assortment, the Knight Arts grantee Philadelphia Sculpture Gym‘s (PSG) current process show tackling the multifarious beast that is “Mixed Media” dabbles in everything from photography and trash to cast metal, wood and fabric. There is also still time to lock in your PSG […]

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In Center City, James Oliver Gallery (JOG) has just opened a solo show entitled “Colossal The Small,” which highlights the work of Yis Goodwin, also known by his moniker NoseGo. This talented graffiti-style artist includes dozens of small, framed paintings in the JOG show as well as googly-eyed terrariums – quite the deviation from his […]

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Portraits by Kevin McWilliams

Published on 02 April 2013 by in Philadelphia

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In the Archive Space in the Crane Arts Building, Kevin McWilliams examines a slice of Philadelphia life by taking a closer look at the appearances and personalities of his friends. While family and coworkers are generally people we can’t choose to be associated with, our close friends have a tendency to define us more clearly […]

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By Carrie Chapter, Philadelphia Theatre Company Regarding the world of creative writing, Ernest Hemingway once said that “we are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” The young writers of Rebeck’s caustic comedy, SEMINAR, know this lesson all too well, as they sacrifice their work on the despotic altar of […]

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