October 14, 2013 |
A memorial will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, for John A. Whereat, 55, a longtime Philadelphia sculptor, who died Saturday, Aug. 31, of heart failure at his home in Roxborough. The memorial is planned for 10 a.m. at the Radnor Friends Meeting House, Conestoga and Sproul Roads, his family announced last week. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Narberth, Mr. Whereat earned a bachelor's degree and, later, a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania. The bulk of his work, done in a garage on Spring Lane, is in private collections along the East Coast.
July 26, 2013
FAMILY Philadelphia Dance Day Twenty dance studios offer free lessons in hip-hop, modern dance, jazz, ballet, tango, salsa, bachata, etc. Check ahead to see if kids are welcome at the class you want to attend. The day's finale is - what else? - a dance party on Rittenhouse Square. Various locations, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. tomorrow, free; dance afterparty at Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq., 6-11:30 p.m. tomorrow, $5, philadelphiadanceday.com. Apollo auditions For the first time, judges from famed Harlem theater seek talent in Philly.
November 11, 2012 |
Only two weeks remain to see one of the most sublime exhibitions of the fall season. "Winifred Lutz: Between Perception and Definition," the first large survey of the works of Lutz, a Philadelphia-based artist, has the entire Abington Art Center to itself and also includes the poetic site-specific outdoor installations she has been making in the center's sculpture park since 1992. At first, the indoor component of the survey appears to be one large multipart work consisting of groupings of natural objects and ones made by Lutz.
November 2, 2012
MANY PHILADELPHIA art galleries stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Some schedule special events on other days. Here's what's happening Friday night and through November at art spaces around the region. Abington Art Center. 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, 215-887-4882, abingtonartcenter.org. "Between Perception and Definition: The Work of Winifred Lutz. " Plus pieces by Thomas Vance, Jeanne Jaffe, Lonnie Graham, Mei Ling Hom. Through Nov. 25. ADM Gallery and Studio.
September 7, 2012
MANY GALLERIES stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Some schedule special events for second Fridays. Here's what's happening tonight and this month at art spaces around the region. Abington Art Center. 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, 215-887-4882, abingtonartcenter.org. "Between Perception and Definition: The Work of Winifred Lutz. " Plus pieces by Thomas Vance, Jeanne Jaffe, Lonnie Graham, Mei Ling Hom. Saturday-Nov. 25. Reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday; tours from 1 p.m. $5. Artists' House Gallery.
July 2, 2012 |
Every so often Works on Paper Gallery sheds its somewhat staid personality as a purveyor of prints and drawings by blue-chip contemporary artists, and the change is so abrupt — so seemingly out of nowhere — that it always makes me smile. It turns out that Evan Slepian, the gallery's owner, fell under under the spell of street art four years ago and will probably continue his presentations of urban artists he admires. The latest to be given the privilege of reinventing the gallery's main space is Then One, an artist, designer, illustrator, and muralist who lives in northern New Jersey.
April 13, 2012 |
'Traditional, Modern, International" at Joan Perkes Fine Art is the commendable debut exhibition of a new gallery that opened its doors April 1 in a Lambertville neighborhood with a decidedly Cape May feel to it. From the start of this new venture, Perkes says, she was amazed at the phone calls she got from neighborhood people saying they had heard about her plans and wanted to know how they could help. Her enterprise was warmly welcomed as she set up shop in a large 1891 building where, once upon a time, spokes for automobile wheels were manufactured.
March 16, 2012 |
The acceptance, and appreciation, of contemporary crafts have become increasingly more sophisticated in the United States. Decades ago the current level of public attention and sponsorship of craft activity would have been unimaginable; today that growth is almost beyond belief. Certain art galleries have assumed leadership; prominent collectors have bought works to a significant extent; museums are exhibiting recent pieces in a vast number of media, assisted by those collectors. In March and April, it's all about fiber, as the city plays host to Fiber Philadelphia, an international fiber-art extravaganza with exhibitions, events, lectures, and activities at more than 40 venues throughout the region.
October 11, 2011 |
Warren Otis Angle, 68, of South Philadelphia, exhibitions curator at the Fleisher Art Memorial for 16 years and an artist whose work often examined the balance between humans and nature, died of cancer Friday, Sept. 9, at home. Mr. Angle exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United States and Italy. In 1983, Mr. Angle's work was selected for inclusion in a Wind Challenge Exhibit at Fleisher, an annual show featuring three regional artists chosen from hundreds of entries.