Lectures/Talks May 2012

Tuesday, May 2, 6 pm at Philadelphia Art Alliance: “So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?”, a presentation by Harshita Lohia, followed by a conversation between Harshita and fiber artist Lewis Knauss. 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia.

Monday, May 7, 5 pm at Philadelphia Museum of Art: Jonathan Lippincott discussing and signing his book Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. Cost: $25 includes membership through October 2012; free for members of the Fairmount Park Art Association; artists and students can register for free. Van Pelt Auditorium, 26th Street and the Parkway, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 – 6:15 pm at The Center for Art in Wood: Artist Jack Larimore and Gallerist Rick Snyderman lead a discussion on Studio Furniture as a long time component of the Craft Art movement. $ 5 donation for cold drink, $ 10 donation for cold drink and light supper at Café Ole next door (6:30-7pm). RSVP by May 9 to Tina or 215-923-8000. 141 N. Third Street, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, May 9, 6 – 8 pm at The Print Center: Critique & Conversation with Sarah Archer, Chief Curator at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Open to members only. Cost: $25. 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia.

Second Thursday, May 10, 6 pm at The Print Center: Lydia Panas Talk and Book Signing. 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia.

Friday, May 11, 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Christ Church Neighborhood House: “Why Artists Are Broke But Shouldn’t Be,” a talk with Andrew Simonet. 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia.

Friday, May 11, 6:30 pm at Philadelphia Museum of Art: “From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family.” Free after museum admission. 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 – 11:30 am at Silver Eye Center for Photography: A discussion with Julie Saul, director of Julie Saul Gallery in NYC. 1015 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA.

Sunday, May 13, 3 pm at Philadelphia Art Alliance: Lectures-in-Song with Fred Miller: The Life and Music of Ethel Merman. Cost: $10, Free for PAA Members. 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia.

Monday, May 14, 6 pm at National Mechanics Bar: “The Science and Magic of Fairy Tale Birth,” a talk by Linda J. Lee, Graduate Program in Folklore and Folklife, the University of Pennsylvania. 22. S. Third Street, Philadelphia.

Friday, May 18, 6 pm at Stein Auditorium: Holden Feinberg will lead a panel discussion focused on raising awareness of local to global social issues. The panel discussion includes: Annmarie Cantrell, a chef and wellness educator of Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center who teaches about the importance of local, organic and sustainably produced foods; Evan Inatome, co-founder of Hanan World Ministries, a 501c3 humanitarian organization with a focus on disaster relief; and Jack Smith a certified anti-money laundering specialist and a faculty member at the George Washington University who served as Deputy General Counsel or General Counsel for three United States agencies: the FDIC, Federal Home Loan Bank Board and FCC. 111 Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Saturday, May 19, 7 – 9 pm at The Arts Bank at The University of the Arts: “The Roots, The Roots, The Roots are on Fire: Understanding Their Effect on the Modern Musical Landscape,” a panel discussion with dream hampton, Fab 5 Freddy, Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, Tiffany Bacon, and DJ Statik presented by The Mural Arts Program. 601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia.

Sunday, May 20, 2 pm at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: “The Private Life of German Stoneware,” a lecture by David Gaimster, director of The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Sunday, May 20, 3 pm at Vox Populi: Gallery talk with May’s exhibiting Vox member-artists: Stefan Abrams, Jamie Dillon, and Mark Stockton. The talk will be moderated by Edward Epstein, freelance art critic and educator. 319 N. 11th Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 – 8 pm at Moonstone Arts Center: Laurence Salzmann will be signing his new book, Echele Ganas: A Life Left Behind. 750 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia.

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 pm at Wagner Free Institute of Science: “Electrifying Philadelphia: Pageantry, Progress, and Power in the City Beautiful,” a talk by Dr. Aaron Wunsch from the University of Pennsylvania. 1700 W. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 24, 7 pm at Philadelphia Art Alliance: Artist talk with Jack Larimore, part of the Craft and Culture series. 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia.

Friday, May 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Wheaton Arts: Studio Wide Mix and Mingle with Wheaton Arts Fellowship Artists. 1501 Glasstown Road, Milville, NJ.

Sunday, May 27, 2 pm at The Barnes Foundation: Plein air demonstration by Leroy Forney. 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 31, 6 pm at The Print Center: Public conversation with artist Emma Wilcox, Damon Rich, Urban Designer for the City of Newark, and Sheryl Conkelton, independent curator and photographic historian. 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 31, 6 – 8 pm at Spaces Corners: Reading with writers Ed Steck, Lauren Russell and Jeff Oaks. 3803 Butler Street, Second Floor, Lawrenceville, PA.

Thursday, May 31, 6 pm at Studio Christensen: Mary Anne Friel, Master Printer, Assistant professor RISD and Nami Yamamoto – Philagrafika Invitational Portfolio Artist, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Pew Fellowship in the Arts, will discuss their collaboration on Natural Discourse. Register here. 333 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia.