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A Call for Diversity in Senior Living: Celebrating Black History Month at the Black Arts Festival

A Call for Diversity in Senior Living: Celebrating Black History Month at the Black Arts Festival

By Elizabeth Roan It was Bette Davis who said “old age ain’t no place for sissies.” As I stood in a room filled with the residents of Cathedral Village during their closing reception for the third annual Black Arts Festival, it was clear I may have been […]

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Entangled Threads and Memories: Material Memory at the Village of Arts and Humanities

by Hannah Salzer On February 7, an intergenerational communing took place under the roof of the Village of Arts and Humanities. The gathering marked the end of the exhibit, Material Memory, a community collaboration with Nigerian visiting artist Olanrewaju Tejuoso. Using objects found on the streets around […]

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Tonal Pleasures – Introducing ‘Solo Series’ at the Barnes Foundation

Tonal Pleasures - Introducing 'Solo Series' at the Barnes Foundation

Dr. Albert C. Barnes saw the necessity in paintings to be the equipment for teaching critical thinking. He also found music to be the final component to complete the cycle of art education. Thus bringing to life at The Barnes Foundation their newest program, ‘Solo Series’, where audiences […]

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Cave Girls and Trashy Fashions at PhilaMOCA

by Hannah Salzer Consider the following scene: Two women wearing black, shimmery leotards over pale pink exercise shorts prowl around the perimeter of a dimly lit stage. The Pink Panther theme song fades in. The dancers’ heads are adorned with white faux-bones, in a speculative stone-age style […]

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A Call for Solidarity at ‘I Bear Witness’, on display at the Asian Arts Initiative

A Call for Solidarity at 'I Bear Witness', on display at the Asian Arts Initiative

By Hannah Salzer I Bear Witness, on display at the Asian Arts Initiative, explores connections between the history of Japanese internment in America and the present marginalization of Muslim Americans. The exhibit was envisioned by curator Atif Sheikh, of Twelve Gates Arts, as a palimpsest: a manuscript […]

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An Underground Experience: InLiquid Artist Cheryl Harper Brings Philly Back to the 60’s

By: Kim Minutella On December 10th, 1966, Andy Warhol and his band, The Velvet Underground, flipped the city of Philadelphia upside-down at The Arts Council of the Young Men’s and Women’s Hebrew Association (now known as the Gershman Y) with Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Fifty years ago this […]

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Bring Your Own Body: The Archive and the Live at Haverford College

Bring Your Own Body: The Archive and the Live at Haverford College

The personal and institutional mix in Bring Your Own Body (or B.Y.O.B.): transgender between archives and aesthetics, an exhibition on view now at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery of Haverford College. Curated by Stamatina Gregory, associate dean of The Cooper Union School of Art, and Jeanne Vaccaro, research […]

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Early Holiday Gift Ideas at Wine and Design!

Celebrating all things ringing joy to us at home–this year’s chosen theme for DesignPhiladelphia–InLiquid and Park Towne Place have created a unique experience bringing together art, home decor, handmade jewerly and, of course, wine! Tomorrow, on the eighteenth floor of Park Towne Place’s East Tower, InLiquid welcomes you […]

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Foolishly Delighted – a Chat with Foolish Waffles

Interview by Leon Boone Whoever said good food was limited to restaurants was a fool. As the Philly food-truck industry gets more exciting serving newer, and surprisingly more sit-down-style bites, partners Flo Gardner and Robin Admana of Foolish Waffles are ahead of the scene with their incredible idea. Robin, […]

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Home is Where the Hearth is @ AFTCP 2016

Art for the Cash Poor 2016 is more than an art fair. AFTCP invites attendees to navigate the Crane Arts space, bursting with art vendors, live musical performances, culinary curiosities, and an outdoor beer garden. First-time collectors find their niche within the arts scene, thanks to a […]

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