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.
August 24, 2012
Antiques/Art/Crafts By Design: Architecture Architecture-themed prints from the permanent collection. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Rd., Reading; 610-371-5850. Included in admission. 8/24. Guided Architectural Walking Tours Explore old & new architecture in & around historic Philadelphia neighborhoods. Preservation Alliance, 1616 Walnut St., Ste. 1620; 215-546-1146. www.preservationalliance.com/events/walking_tours.php . $10; $8 students with ID; free for children 10 and under.
February 26, 2012 |
FiberPhiladelphia 2012 officially launches its two-month-long celebration at an opening ceremony at Moore College of Art & Design on Saturday, but a handful of the international biennial's 40 exhibitions have jumped the gun. One in particular, "A Sense of Place," at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, is a harbinger of good things to come. Organized by FiberPhiladelphia 2012's curator Bruce D. Hoffman, "A Sense of Place" doesn't try to hammer home the point that a good deal of fiber/textile art has become nearly indistinguishable from contemporary art - or to make the case that it has stayed true to its roots.