September 18, 2016 |
For art museums, this season is all about the Big Picture, in more ways than one. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is providing a visual panorama of how Americans responded to one of the most catastrophic events of the 20th century. And at its heart is an epic, CinemaScope-scale painting of a grotesque event, Gassed by John Singer Sargent, on loan from the Imperial War Museum in London. The great 20th-century Mexican muralists also produced some big pictures, often on big subjects, such as The Epic of American Civilization , by José Clemente Orozco.
September 13, 2016 |
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, has named the following to its board of managers: Kathleen Shaver, an artist who has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Woodmere Art Museum, and the James A. Michener Art Museum, is the ex-officio alumni council representative and board member; Flor Jazmin Gutierrez, archivist for the Cascarones Por La Vida fund-raiser in Philadelphia, is a young alumna on...
August 12, 2016 |
Edward T. Gay Jr., 60, of Center City, lead broker in the firm of George Gay Real Estate Inc., died Thursday, Aug. 4, of respiratory failure at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Known to friends as "Ted," Mr. Gay was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Willow Grove. He graduated from Upper Moreland High School in 1974 and the University of Pittsburgh in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science. From age 16, he was employed in the business founded by his grandfather in 1923 - first as a gofer and later as the broker in charge of others in the office at 2029 Walnut St. in Center City.
July 24, 2016
Political party conventions, we are often told, have become exercises in image-making. Each produces two kinds of pictures: the memorable portrait and the cruel cartoon. The first depicts our party's candidate, the strong leader America needs to guide us through these troubled times. The other exposes the foolishness, nay the malevolence, of the opposition, pigheadedly determined to lead the country toward greater chaos and eventual ruin. This same contrast in imagery is visible throughout "Happiness, Liberty, Life?
July 13, 2016 |
The city has ordered a stop to renovations at a Washington Square site because vibrations from the work were threatening a hundred-year-old Maxfield Parrish mural in the building, officials said Monday. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which owns the Dream Garden mural in the Curtis Center, alerted the city about its concerns Thursday. The city issued an order halting construction the next day. The city said work would be suspended until stronger protections for the mural, which is made up of hundreds of thousands of pieces of glass, are put in place.
June 27, 2016
On May 12, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosted a preview party for its 115th annual Student Exhibition. PAFA, founded in 1805, is America's first and oldest art school and museum. More than 10,000 people visited the exhibition, which ran from May 13 to June 5, and featured art from certificate and post-baccalaureate students. Art sales totaled $250,000. The preview was followed by cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and music. firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4, 2016 |
Sandra Sedmak Engel says that the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show is her favorite festival of the year. The Baltimore artist loves the area, but she also digs what her fellow vendors are selling. "I love the fact that it's completely original art work. A lot of times, you'll go to these festivals, and you'll see prints and reproductions, or jewelry and clothes. But everything here is hand-done, and the quality is some of the best that I've seen. " Sedmak Engel is one of more than 140 artists who will display their work all weekend at the 89th annual spring show.
May 19, 2016 |
DURING THEIR five-year courtship, Stephanie Covaleski's boyfriend, John Foster, suggested she get a tattoo. Her thoughts: "When he puts a ring on my finger, I will get a tattoo on my body. " He did, and after their August 2013 wedding, the Morrisville resident, now Stephanie Foster, followed through on her promise. The tattoo - her wedding bouquet - covers the right side of her torso, from her armpit to her thigh, strategically placed to be covered with clothing when she wants. She got it from tattoo artist Pete Zebley, who has created a niche business for brides at Central Tattoo Studio in South Kensington, which he owns with Melissa Montiel.