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Throughout August, Practice Gallery has been delving into the urban environments that many of us call home with a certain scientific scrutiny. Instead of the aesthetic eye that generally dominates the world of contemporary art, We The Weeds—a team made up by artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya S. Levy—skews the focus of our city […]

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Once again, the Clay Studio astounds with its wildly diverse fare of both functional ceramics and sculptural experiments by both resident artists and participants of the Tenth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition. This Knight Arts grantee provides tantalizing aesthetics by many talented artists, ranging from the most simplistic of forms to complex figurative […]

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Little Berlin, the always engaging Philadelphia “undefined exhibition space,” is underway with their August exhibition “Growth and Decay.” The show at this Knight Arts grantee heavily explores the nature of, well, nature: biomorphism, living things and organic processes up to and including their eventual breakdown and decay. All of the forms in the space turn […]

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Goldilocks Gallery held the second pop-up shop for the Philadelphia-based Modern Misfits Art & Fashion Collaborative. Entitled “AS IF,” the show featured a variety of art, handmade objects, collected trinkets and altered fashion by 10 female artists and designers. Participating in the show were: Maddie Highland, Nora Quinn, Camille Diana Moser, Aubrey Loftus, April Melchior, […]

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 By Helen Schultz, Philadelphia Theater Company The Suzanne Roberts Theater has been playing host to some younger actors this summer as PTC’s Summer Camp comes to a close this week, but the administrative offices of Philadelphia Theatre Company are already rocketing towards fall 2013. Here in the literary office, it’s no different. – We’re hard […]

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Philadelphia artist Douglas Witmer curated the current exhibit at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (a Knight Arts grantee) as a summer show first and foremost. Entitled “Ice Water Flyswatter,” this grouping of artists from around the country and Europe explores the nature of precise design while also offering a bright and lively smattering of paintings and forms […]

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Throughout the month of August, visiting the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is a real relief. Literally, though. At this Knight Arts grantee, artist Jedediah Morfit is showcasing his talents in relief sculpture with his solo show “flat as hell.” Morfit was selected through the Sculpture Gym’s partnership with Emerging International Xchange, a group dedicated to helping […]

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At James Oliver Gallery, artists Denise Fike, Melanie Miller and Aubrie Costello deck out the white walls with fabric, sketches and printmaking materials for the show “Illumination.” Each has a completely different take on the making process, and through their experimentation, a pensive and occasionally chaotic exhibit emerges from the assembled ideas and methods. Of […]

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Once more, the lobby of Le Meridien Hotel in Center City Philadelphia is graced by the work of local artists. The group show organized by artist and curator Gaby Heit brings together four creators for a small but potent exhibit. Alex Halpin, Lori Evensen, Nicole Koenitzer and Jon Montenegro display their work in the already […]

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Philadelphia’s Sculpture Gym makes headlines as it is featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal this month.  Reporter Jared Shelly profiles the gym and founder Darla Jackson, who won a $20,000 Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia grant to start the Sculpture Gym. Click here to read the complete piece & continue below to read an excerpt: Reprinted […]

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