July 24, 2011 |
Seeing the photographic images that Diane Burko, a well-known realist painter, has exhibited since she took up photography as a second medium a few years ago, I've wondered why she didn't pursue photography seriously earlier in her career, as did the realist painters Chuck Close and Eric Fischl, among others. I'll speculate that Burko was so used to thinking of her photographs of landscapes as studies for her paintings that she didn't consider them a separate entity, or that she didn't want to draw attention away from her painting, or that the prospect of doing two things at once and doing both well was daunting.
July 10, 2011 |
Mind your camera when you're traveling this summer. Taking an innocent snapshot in a public area may get you in trouble, even if photography is allowed. It almost landed Ryan Miklus behind bars when he flew from Phoenix to Reno, Nev., with his parents recently. When Miklus tried to videotape an altercation between his mother and a Transportation Security Administration agent, another officer tried to stop him. "You are not allowed to film," the officer says on the video. "You need to go. You cannot film us. " "Where does it say that?"
June 17, 2011
Antiques/Art/Crafts Cape May Designer Show House Showcases the talents of the region's best-known designers & vendors. Osprey Landing, 109 Rosemans Ln., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $15; $10 children. 6/17. Chester County Craft Guild - Fine Crafts Show Features 30 artisans working in wood, metal, fiber, jewelry, photography, glass. Downingtown Friends Meeting, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown; 610-269-4223. 6/18. Dressed to the Nines: A Century of Women's Fashions More than 50 accessorized outfits dating from the 1830s through the 1930s.
May 14, 2011 |
J. Carl Rothman, 97, a retired machinist and a volunteer, died Thursday, May 12, at Martins Run Retirement Community, Broomall. Mr. Rothman grew up in Strawberry Mansion. He graduated from Simon Gratz High School and then worked for his father, Joseph, a watchmaker. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific as a mechanic. After his discharge, Mr. Rothman owned a jewelry store on Market Street in Center City. He was not an aggressive businessman, and would counsel couples to save their money and not spend too much on engagement rings, his son Ron said.
May 13, 2011 |
Is it a trend? Are more museum professionals aspiring to play a comparable role in city or suburban cultural life apart from their day jobs, as two of their colleagues are doing in Lansdale? Bruce Katsiff and Brian H. Peterson, respectively the director and chief curator of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, both happen to be accomplished photographers. And in that capacity they're reaching out to shape cultural life in a community apart from their own by exhibiting together in a show, "Eye to Eye," at Water Gallery in Lansdale, each showing photos never before displayed as a group.
April 14, 2011 |
The Daily News hauled in eight journalism awards - including six first places - from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors, which announced winners of its annual writing and photo contests yesterday. Among newspapers with a circulation of more than 75,000, the Daily News staff cleaned up, with the sports department taking four awards, news taking three and photo earning one: The sports staff won first place in sports-deadline reporting for "On, Dasher," a package of stories on the Eagles' huge comeback against the Giants.
February 25, 2011 |
In February 1973, Elvis Presley gave Muhammad Ali a robe embroidered with the words, "The People's Champion. " In return, Ali presented Elvis with a set of boxing gloves inscribed "You're the Greatest. " It's been more than 33 years since "the King" passed away, but the two legends are reunited at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, as part of "Elvis and Ali: American Icons," a dual documentary exhibition. The exhibits, "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Al Wertheimer," and "Muhammad Ali: The making of an icon," chronicle the stars' rise to fame through photography, essays and film.
February 1, 2011
A story Friday on the juried Photography 30 Show at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown misspelled the name of photographer Igor Svibilsky. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail email@example.com .
January 26, 2011 |
Michael Nutter was concentrating. He was poised. He was surely conscious of the important words he was about to deliver to an audience. Subconsciously, he put his hands together in the steepled fashion that careful Nutter-watchers often see from Philadelphia's mayor. But Nutter had no idea he was doing so - and that was just the point of the photograph of the mayor and his hands. "It's all behind the scenes and unscripted," Nutter said with a chuckle Monday night at a photography exhibition at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
November 18, 2010 |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired more than 3,000 photographic images by the pioneering modernist Paul Strand, catapulting the museum into the front ranks of worldwide photography meccas, and creating the greatest single repository of Strand's work anywhere. The acquisition, made through gifts and a purchase agreement with the New York-based Aperture Foundation, is expected to be announced Thursday. "It's a landmark in terms of our holdings of photography," said Timothy Rub, museum director.