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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 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 . $12; $8 seniors; $6 students & children 6-12; free under 6 & for all Sun. until noon.
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.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
MANY PHILADELPHIA art galleries stay open later on the first Friday of the month. Some schedule special events on other days. Here's what's happening Friday night and through November at art spaces around the region. Abington Art Center. 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, 215-887-4882, abingtonartcenter.org. "Between Perception and Definition: The Work of Winifred Lutz. " Plus pieces by Thomas Vance, Jeanne Jaffe, Lonnie Graham, Mei Ling Hom. Through Nov. 25. ADM Gallery and Studio.
NEWS
October 28, 2012 | By Edward J. Sozanski, Contributing Art Critic
As his friend and longtime colleague Elizabeth Osborne observed, Murray Dessner was making his strongest paintings when he died of cancer Sept. 22, seven weeks short of his 78th birthday. Two exhibitions that opened this month allow Dessner's admirers and the public at large to judge for themselves. (A third, outside Wilmington, closed Saturday.) Dessner is one of four artists associated with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts showing at the Berman Museum of Ursinus College in Collegeville through Jan. 13. (The others are Osborne, Bruce Samuelson, and Vincent Desiderio.)
NEWS
October 26, 2012 | BY AMANDA V. WAGNER, For the Daily News
FORCED FROM THEIR country, my Cuban grandparents cut ties with their homeland and adjusted to life in United States as immigrants. Blending in became a means of survival for my family. A generation later, Americans are more likely to celebrate than hide or abandon their heritage. A diverse representation of Latino artists' work is on display at "Diálogo 365: Carpe Diem," the fourth annual "Dialogo 365" and the largest Latino contemporary art exhibition in Philadelphia.
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