July 23, 2015
ISSUE | ARTS ECONOMY Cultural learning Yes, Philadelphia needs more arts jobs to "enrich the lives of all Philadelphians," as an Inquirer editorial noted ("A need for more arts jobs," July 20). And it isn't much of a stretch that many of the artists enriching our lives will get their start in the city's public schools, and that the audiences who fill the galleries and concert halls begin their love of the arts in grade school. That's why continuing to remove the arts from the School District curriculum certainly won't add to the enrichment of our lives.
July 5, 2015 |
Karen Warrington is anything but a shrinking violet. She resists categories. Early on, back in the 1950s and 1960s, she studied dance with Sydney King and then became a member of Arthur Hall's Afro American Dance Ensemble. Always interested in writing and communication and politics, she moved into journalism, becoming news director for WDAS radio, and has been an off-and-on reporter and talk host on black radio in the city for nearly 40 years. From 1984 to 1992, she was press secretary for Mayor W. Wilson Goode.
May 8, 2015 |
POLICE THIS WEEK arrested one driver for a drunken-driving accident last summer that killed a pedestrian and another driver for a hit-and-run collision last month that grievously injured a Temple University senior. Capt. John Wilczynski, commander of the Accident Investigation Division, said yesterday that Erica Zanczuk, 30, of Morrell Park, was charged in last summer's death of Justin Reidy, 22. Reidy was standing on the sidewalk, waiting for a bus, on Academy Road near the Northeast Philadelphia Airport just after 3 a.m. on Aug. 1 when Zanczuk lost control of her speeding 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, jumped the curb, hit Reidy and then slammed into a utility pole, knocking it to the ground, police said.
December 8, 2014 |
A public memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 8, for Frances Elliot Storey, 81, an artist and supporter of the arts in Philadelphia, who died Sunday, Oct. 5, of cancer at her Spring Garden home. The service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Burial was private. Born in Boston in 1933, Mrs. Storey grew up in Needham and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. She attended Foxcroft School, then Radcliffe College, and graduated in 1956 with a degree in fine arts.
October 21, 2014 |
As president of Moore College of Art and Design, Cecelia Fitzgibbon manages a budget of $20.2 million and a staff of 177. How can it be, she wonders, that she has a 27-year-old son when she feels like she's still 26 years old? How can it be that she's actually celebrating her 60th birthday this Monday? Maybe she'll be able to relax, because her weekend was busy. On Saturday, she presided over Moore's second annual Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts, a gathering that drew many of the region's female leaders in arts and cultural organizations to share their experiences with female students from Moore and the region's other art colleges.
October 4, 2014 |
Art students commonly learn to draw by sketching a model who is not wearing clothes. In the dim, after-hours light at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Jason Poole's students are drawing from a model without flesh: a dinosaur skeleton. How can you draw a creature no one has ever seen? The bones are key, providing a framework for artists to envision fully formed prehistoric beasts with muscle and skin. Every Monday night for 10 weeks this fall, the 13 adult students enter a side entrance of the venerable natural history museum, sign in with a security guard, and head off to Dinosaur Hall, where they squat on the floor in the shadows of Tyrannosaurus rex . Poole, 44, of East Oak Lane, is their guide, equal parts art teacher and anatomy instructor.
July 18, 2014 |
Laura Araujo had lived in the West Philadelphia rooming house only for a short time, but it was long enough to convince her housemate that she had money, Philadelphia police say. The man who rented the room next to hers, Jerry Jakson, had seen her car - a 2011 Toyota RAV4 - and took it as an indication of her wealth, Lt. Walter Bell said Wednesday. Police believe Jakson had planned to rob Araujo, a 23-year-old graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia who was about to move from the house.
October 30, 2013 |
Stefanie Ulmer's pre-championship preparation was the same as it has been for the last four years. Before Monday's Public League girls' soccer Class AAA championship against Central, Ulmer and her teammates waited in Franklin Towne Charter's auditorium for two hours in silence. Ulmer knew going home would produce nerves, so she and her teammates stayed together before heading to Northeast for the game. By the time it started, the senior showed no signs of stress, scoring three goals to lead Franklin Towne Charter to a third straight championship with a 5-1 win against Central.
July 8, 2013 |
Two years out of Yale University's art school, Jennifer Bartlett moved to New York City and began to think deeply "about what I could do that wasn't copying somebody else. " Nine years later, the consequences of that intense contemplating emerged spectacularly at Paula Cooper Gallery as a monumental painting titled Rhapsody , now owned by the Museum of Modern Art. The painting announced a breakthrough not only in its broad intellectual reach and its mix of abstraction and representation but also in its systematic gridded structure and particularly in its medium.