April 15, 2013 |
Sidney Goodman, 77, one of the most acclaimed, influential, and respected artists Philadelphia has produced since the end of World War II, died Thursday, April 11. He suffered for the better part of a year from Parkinson's disease. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Goodman graduated from Philadelphia College of Art, now University of the Arts, in 1958. By the early 1960s, his boldly imaginative style of figurative painting had brought him national attention. When he was 27, Time magazine described him as "one of the most respected and sought-after of the new figure painters.
February 24, 2013
Beth Kephart is the author of 14 books, and "Handling the Truth," a book about the making of memoir, is due out in August I take the Blue Route south and I-95 north. The day is gray and bitter, the lanes too aggressively pocked. Beyond me the Delaware River crawls, heavy with the exhaust of bedlam truckers and implacable with its reminisce of pirates, oil tanks, and whale bones. At the Allegheny/Castor Avenues exit I veer right, then left toward the heart of Port Richmond. This was collier country once - home to coal traders, but also shipbuilders, cargo holders, and dockhands.
January 16, 2013 |
Stephen Anthony "Tony" Gaye, 65, of Northern Liberties, a commercial and fine-art photographer who had studios in and around Philadelphia for about 30 years, died Thursday, Dec. 13, of a heart attack at his home. Mr. Gaye, who described himself as a "studio still-life photographer," was known for his work for advertisers and his fine-art work in galleries, said Frank Bolling, a longtime friend. "He did the photographs for the most recent Campbell's annual report," Bolling said.
January 15, 2013 |
An alleged Center City thief who police said posed as a fire inspector to burglarize the Academy of Music, Independence Visitor Center, and the Art Institute of Philadelphia showed promise as a white-collar criminal. That career, however, was cut short by a rookie mistake: signing his real name to a visitor log, police said. Christopher Kieter, 26, of the 200 block of South 13th Street, is charged with impersonating a public official, criminal trespass, theft, and related offenses.
November 30, 2012 |
JAMES JACKSON was 5 years old when he started to draw cartoons. They weren't the customary scratchings of a restless kid, but pictures that showed a budding talent ready to blossom. Jimmy Jackson parlayed that talent into a career as a graphic artist, much in demand by companies seeking clever websites, and businesses needing advertising art. He died Nov. 27 of complications of scleroderma, an autoimmune disease. He was 45 and lived in Blue Bell. Jimmy was also active in his church, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith.
June 25, 2012 |
Arcadia is both a region in the middle of the Greek Peloponnese and a mythical state of mind — a land where simple people lead virtuous lives marked by carefree tranquility, sensual pleasure, and harmony with nature. The Arcadian dream comes to life in spectacular fashion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in an exhibition built around a cluster of monumental paintings created just before and shortly after the turn of the last century. Curator Joseph J. Rishel conceived "Visions of Arcadia" to demonstrate how masters of early modernism, particularly Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, and Henri Matisse, responded to and extended one of the more traditional, popular themes in European art. In doing so, Rishel has pulled off an amazing coup.
June 20, 2012
Barton Lidice Benes, 69, a New York sculptor who worked in materials that he called artifacts of everyday life, expanded his definition of everyday as he went. He used the everyday mementos of childhood in his early work, and later made sculptures from chopped-up, everyday U.S. cash (purchased pre-shredded from the Federal Reserve). When friends started dying of AIDS, and Mr. Benes himself tested HIV-positive, he began working in everyday materials of the epidemic - pills and capsules, intravenous tubes, HIV-infected blood, and cremated human remains.
March 30, 2012 |
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville, NJ; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm. Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. www.brandywinemuseum.org. = Brandywine Heritage Galleries. Andrew Wyeth Gallery. N.C. Wyeth Gallery. Bayard & Mary Sharp Gallery. Scribner's Magazine: The Early Years in Illustration. A Painter's View: The Andrew Wyeth Studio. Tours of the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio.
January 15, 2012 |
Nick Cave's art is vivacious, exciting, and transformative. Its unique sensibility emerges from the convergence of a number of aesthetic languages - African art, painting, fashion design, textile patterning and textures, dance, and, most identifiably, sculpture. The 15 "soundsuits" that he's showing at the Fabric Workshop and Museum evoke all of these genres, and yet they aren't simple extensions of any of them. Cave doesn't disguise his sources, but he blends them so skillfully that the results are completely sui generis.
December 2, 2011
Antiques/Art/Crafts Abington Friends School Craft Show Handcrafted items by more than 50 artisans & crafters. Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown. 12/3. 10 am-3 pm. Amazulu Holiday Craft Show 2011 A two-day shopping experience. Putman Lofts, 1627 N. 2d St. 12/3, 12/4. Annual Gingerbread House Competition & Display More than 100 gingerbread creations are displayed throughout the holiday season in the Village Gazebo. Peddler's Village, Rtes.