October 5, 2012
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville, NJ; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org . 101 Quilts. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia 2025 Ben 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 . A Painter's View: The Andrew Wyeth Studio.
August 30, 2012 |
Temporary tattoos were once relegated to children's party favors and Cracker Jack boxes. Now, several companies hope that adults - men and women - will apply warm water and a bit of colored stickum to their bodies before they go out for a night on the town. The newest breed of temporary tattoos are produced by hip designers and high-fashion houses for a nostalgic population that appreciates fine body art without the permanence or pain. There's Tattly, which offers tattoos of everything from bicycles to booze bottles drawn by hot artists such as Jessica Hische, Oliver Jeffers, and James Victore.
August 24, 2012 |
Auction activity over the next few days will be concentrated in South Jersey with sales including a souvenir statue from the 1939 World's Fair; Asian, modern, and fine arts; a historic glass collection; and a new auction concept, a "tailgate" sale in the Pinelands. The statue is a metal copy of Augusta Savage's The Harp , originally a 16-foot-tall plaster sculpture formally titled Lift Every Voice and Sing , inspired by the composition by James Weldon and Rosamond Johnson. The original was the most popular and photographed work at the fair, and the copy, with a presale estimate of $4,000 to $6,000, will be offered by 21st Century Antiques at an estate sale beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 599 N. Church St. in Moorestown.
August 21, 2012 |
Irma Domke Lebing, 95, an artist who was a public-school art teacher in Elkins Park, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, of dementia at Brookside Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Roslyn. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and raised in Philadelphia's Frankford section, Mrs. Lebing graduated from Frankford High School in 1935 and, with an art scholarship, from what is now the University of the Arts at Broad and Pine Streets in 1940. She earned a bachelor's degree in education at Temple University in 1941.
August 2, 2012 |
BOB FRANKLIN was a man of diverse accomplishments. Foremost among them was his enormous talent as a master printer of fine art, which earned him a national reputation. But he was also a drummer with an African flavor, a professional boxer with 13 fights and a star of the playground-basketball scene, where he liked to talk about whipping Bill Cosby when both lived in the Richard Allen Homes. Robert Warren Franklin, who worked with more than 200 well-known artists in 30 years at the Brandywine Workshop on South Broad Street, died July 20 after a brief illness.
July 13, 2012 |
On an ordinary weekend, Haddonfield's main drag, Kings Highway, bustles with window shoppers, restaurant-goers, and families out for a stroll. Little side streets beckon with boutiques and galleries. But this weekend, Kings Highway will be in its annual Crafts and Fine Art Festival mode, a reminder that this town loves the arts, and has set aside this summer weekend for the last 19 years to prove it. This year marks a milestone 20th anniversary of the show. Tents line the middle of the street, and foot traffic expands exponentially as more than 285 crafters and artists, all juried into the show, display their wares in a festive arts corridor.
July 6, 2012 |
THE PENNSYLVANIA Academy of the Fine Arts is known for its focus on the human figure, thanks in part to its collection of works by famed Philadelphia painter Thomas Eakins, who studied there. Currently holding the spotlight at PAFA is a touring show of figurative paintings by American artist Eric Fischl, but also worthy of attention is Bill Viola's "Ocean Without a Shore," which is as painterly — and as figurative — as a video can get. Fischl's show, here through Sept.
June 23, 2012 |
Film New this week: Brave sssd A feisty princess will have none of the clownish suitors her parents want her to consider for marriage — she'd rather ride her horse, shoot her arrows, wield her sword. And when a witch puts a curse on her lovely mother, she has to do all of that, and more. Pixar's 13th animated feature isn't up to the studio's best, but there's still plenty of heart in this Celtic-inspired yarn. PG (violence, scares, adult themes) — Steven Rea Fine arts Resistence is futile.
June 16, 2012 |
While William H. Bunch will feature such well-known names in ceramics as Roseville and Rookwood in his catalog auction Tuesday of decorative and fine arts, the 353 lots will also include three pieces from an all-but-forgotten West Coast pottery maker, Brayton Laguna. Founded in 1927 in Laguna Beach, Calif., by Durlin Brayton and his wife, Ellen Webster Grieve, the single-kiln company made handcrafted vases, lamps, and dinnerware, according to the online California Pottery Index.
June 8, 2012 |
Mid-May brought artists from 17 states to participate in Wayne Art Center's Sixth Annual Plein Air Festival. Most of the 23 artists accepted for this increasingly competitive event came from a distance and were guests of local families while painting landscapes in and around Wayne for five festival days. The weather cooperated, and the art center hung the work as fast as it came in - hundreds of paintings, all for sale. Shelby Keefe, a full-time artist from Milwaukee, deservedly won two awards, best in show and Plein Air Magazine's prize, for an oil landscape portraying Ithan and one of Center City, respectively.