October 2, 2013 |
Roger W. Anliker, 89, of Elkins Park, a professor at Temple University's Tyler School of Art for 25 years, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, of complications from dementia at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Anliker distinguished himself early, winning awards and prizes for outstanding artwork. Mr. Anliker studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he graduated in 1947 with the Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship for travel. His schooling was interrupted by service as a mapmaker during World War II with the Army's 16th Armored Division.
September 14, 2013 |
The 17th annual Korean Folk Festival for Children returns on Saturday at John Russell Field in LaMott, Cheltenham Township. From 1 to 5 p.m. enjoy culture and traditional games. Children can do rice-cake smashing, practice yoga, make masks, and have their faces painted. They can test their strength in a tug-of-war competition and play on a Korean seesaw. There will be performances and cuisine such as stir-fried rice cakes, barbecue beef, and seaweed rolls. 17th annual Korean Folk Festival for Children, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at John Russell Field, Penrose and Willow Avenues in the LaMott section of Cheltenham Twp. Rain date is Sept.
September 8, 2013
Corbett administration fails kids The Kaiser Family Foundation's national report on Medicaid shows the world what Pennsylvania's doctors and nurses already know: Pennsylvania is doing an abysmal job in caring for its youngest and most vulnerable citizens ("Medicaid numbers plummet in Pa.," Aug. 28). As a family doctor working in safety-net clinics in Philadelphia for more than a decade, I have seen far too many children put at risk by delayed care because Medicaid was cut off or unfairly denied.
July 8, 2013 |
Everyone in Lili Guo's family expected her to follow the family tradition and become an artist, but she felt drawn instead to a career in science. Now, like a latter-day Leonardo, she has figured out a way to do both. While earning her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, Guo is earning acclaim for vivid illustrations that she creates to accompany colleagues' research articles. In the hands of Guo, 29, an obscure molecular interaction turns into a metaphorical battle between swashbuckling knights and spear-wielding Vikings, or perhaps a group of mice warily eyeing a cat's paw. Other illustrations are more literal, depicting the actual molecules and cell biology involved.
June 10, 2013 |
As Haddonfield celebrates its 300th anniversary, the quiet Quaker borough on Saturday welcomed a new resident wearing only her birthday suit. "Today, we celebrate Uno ," Stuart Harting, chair of the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust, announced beside the life-size bronze female statue during an unveiling ceremony at Mechanic Street and Haddon Avenue. Word that a nude would be added to Haddonfield's streetscape prompted speculation about whether it would stir controversy.
June 8, 2013 |
Anne Bryan's accomplishments were many and varied. She was a talented artist, majoring in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She spoke fluent Spanish. She volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and moonlighted as a vegetarian cook. On Thursday, her family was reeling from her death. Ms. Bryan, 24, of Lower Merion, was killed Wednesday, June 5, while shopping at the Center City Salvation Army thrift store crushed when the building next door collapsed during demolition work.
May 20, 2013 |
Two Philadelphia artists who created entirely different bodies of work in their careers but whose art displayed a similarly strong desire for personal expression are being remembered in memorial exhibitions this month and next. Charles Searles (1937- 2004), a West Philadelphia-born African American artist who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and taught at Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) is the subject of four shows. Two of them - at the La Salle University Art Museum and Temple University's Tyler School of Art - grew out of exhibition seminars taught last fall at both colleges and were largely developed by undergraduate and graduate students who took the courses.
May 19, 2013
Mary Stevenson Cassatt was one of the first American-born Impressionist painters. Though we often associate her with Philadelphia, she was born in 1844 in Allegheny City, Pa. (now part of Pittsburgh), and lived most of her life in Paris. Cassatt spent much of her youth in Europe. Her Philadelphia connection began in the 1860s, when she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She was one of a group of female students who helped to introduce "life" classes - those dedicated to drawing from live models - by posing for one another.
May 12, 2013 |
Contemporary art has always had a home at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, but the gallery's reputation for bringing self-taught artists to art-world attention was clearly the deciding factor behind "Outsiderism," the group exhibition inaugurating the gallery's new quarters on Arch Street in a building next to the Fabric Workshop and Museum. (The show was also unapologetically timed to run concurrently with the Philadephia Museum of Art's "Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection.
May 1, 2013 |
The city's first film festival aimed at children and a family art-making festival run in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are among the 21 projects funded through the PNC Arts Alive initiative, which is concluding the $5 million program's five-year life with this round of grants. Over the course of the five years, Arts Alive has awarded 122 grants to 55 arts organizations in the Philadelphia and South Jersey region. "The creativity of Philadelphia's arts sector is clearly evident in the innovative programs by PNC Arts Alive grantees," Bill Mills, PNC regional president for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, said in a statement.