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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 Nicole Chipi.

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I’m in Philadelphia this week, and am excited to join Vice President for Arts Dennis Scholl and Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood in announcing $780,000 in support  to 19 individual artists and arts organizations. Over the past year, we’ve been building on the success of our three-year Knight Arts Challenge – providing new funding to challenge […]

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By Anne Ewers, Kimmel Center President and CEO We were thrilled that the Kimmel Center’s inaugural theater residency premiered the work of OBIE winning playwright Deb Margolin on April 25.  8 Stops marked the culmination of an impactful theatre residency in SEI Innovation Studio that would not have been possible without the generous support of […]

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The journey and the destination are one in the same at Practice Gallery with an interactive project by the Institute for New Feeling (IfNf). Here, the gallery becomes a vehicle for renewal as much as for movement, contemplation, and interpersonal connection. Nina Sarnelle brings her “Walk Together” concept to Practice in order to bring people […]

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Neckties are as much a garment as they are a symbol. These less-than-pragmatic scarves wind around the neck of the wearer to signify gender (or potentially its upending), class and high fashion all tied into one. At Napoleon, artist Kris Strawser examines the social role of the tie, the medium of drawing, and the color […]

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Travelers to and from Philadelphia by train are about to come face to face with an entirely new experience courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, a Knight Arts grantee. Starting just this week, seven huge stretches of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor are being transformed into a bright installation by Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. […]

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Music @ the Market

Published on 30 April 2014 by in Philadelphia

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By Reading Terminal Market Six horn players walk through the crowded aisles of the Reading Terminal Market, making music. Two drummers await them in the Market’s Center Court. Led by one of Philadelphia’s icons of jazz, music director/tenor saxophonist Sam Reed, they play a tight, intense version of Sonny Rollins’ iconic Tenor Madness for a […]

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By Davis Rivera, Philadelphia Film Festival Andrew Gitomer’s Past Present Future is a feature-length film about two close friends who had had an on-again, off-again relationship since high school, and meet up for the first time after three years apart. The film is structured so that the audience is able to see the course of […]

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Upon entering the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia, it is easy to find oneself transported. Surely, being surrounded by cuneiform tablets, ancient Bibles, and all manner of seminal literary works is enough to remind each of us that we are standing on the shoulders of giants, but if a reminder was […]

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The AIGA Space in Old City seems strangely devoid of art this month, but that is not due to a lack of content. April serves as AIGA’s month to step outside of the cube of white walls and explore a slightly different method: an almost entirely digital, web-based show entitled “Animate!” Clearly the focus of […]

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By Christina Catanese, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education We are thrilled to announce the four resident artist projects for our new LandLab residency program. Launching this spring, LandLab projects will create innovative, art-based installations that prevent or remediate environmental damage while raising public awareness about our local ecology. LandLab is a unique artist residency […]

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