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ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville, NJ; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org . Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000. www.barnesfoundation.org . $18; $15 seniors 65 and over; $10 students and children 17 and under. Sat.-Mon., Wed.-Thu. 9:30 am-6 pm; Fri. 9:30 am-10 pm. Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. www.brandywinemuseum.org . The Magic Pencil of the Amazing F.O.C.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leonardo Hidalgo's art career spanned several countries and dozens of years, but it was a dance school that brought him to Philadelphia. Mr. Hidalgo, who was born in the Philippines, was already a well-established artist and professor there when his only daughter won a scholarship to Philadelphia's Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet in 1992. Mr. Hidalgo moved the family to Philadelphia - where he kept painting - and ended up staying for the rest of his life. He died at home Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 78 after suffering a heart attack.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Contributing Art Critic
Linda Lee Alter's collection of art by women, 25 years in the making, makes its public debut at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under the title "The Female Gaze. " At the entrance to the show, visitors are greeted by a monumental ceramic "grandmother" figure by Viola Frey that unequivocally announces not only that one has entered the domain of female art, but that this art easily holds its own with any other. As one quickly comes to realize, the "gaze" in question refers not only to women expressing how they experience daily life and the world, it embodies the intelligence that shaped the collection.
TRAVEL
November 25, 2012
Connecticut. Celebration of American Crafts in New Haven runs through Dec. 24 at the Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thus., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Suns., 1-5 p.m.; Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. www.creativeartsworkshop.org . Delaware. "Yuletide at Winterthur: A Feast for the Eyes" runs through Jan. 6. In addition to the tour, there are special events, performances, and workshops. 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Winterthur. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Adults $20; ages 2-11, $5. www.winterthur.org . Maryland.
NEWS
November 11, 2012 | By Nancy G. Heller, For The Inquirer
She doesn't look like a revolutionary. Now in her early 70s, Linda Lee Alter is diminutive, gracious, and soft-spoken, with a fringe of white hair and rimless glasses. During an interview in her light-filled Center City apartment, she was dressed simply and conservatively: charcoal sweater vest, pearl-gray blouse, black slacks, flats. Yet with one bold gesture, Alter has transformed Philadelphia into a must-visit city for anyone interested in the work of female artists. Alter spent a quarter-century assembling an impressive collection: approximately 400 works made during the last four decades by more than 150 American women.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By A.M. Weaver, For The Inquirer
At 6-foot-4 and with the physique of a basketball star, Charles Burwell has a presence that has been known to fool clients on occasion. But his passion fills an arena of a very different kind. He lives and breathes abstract art. Burwell, 57, a Pew Fellow and longtime fixture on the Philadelphia art scene, is acclaimed for his vibrant canvasses that translate a cornucopia of colors into carefully orchestrated geometric paintings. His work is cerebral, with systems found in math and science.
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