September Sees the Passing of Two Beloved Figures in the Philadelphia Community

On Friday, September 9, Warren Angle, artist, educator, and exhibitions curator at Fleisher Art Memorial for 17 years, passed away after a courageous fight with cancer. Inspired by a background growing up in a rural area in the Midwest, Angle’s art dealt with the interplay between humans and nature. But just by browsing through the Facebook page set up in remembrance, it seems clear that, for anyone who knew him, Angle will be remembered most for the kind of man he was. The shared stories and photographs give a brief but poignant glimpse into the life of a man whose brush with the arts community of Philadelphia over the years has left behind a kaleidoscope of vibrant moments. Patching together this mosaic of memories leaves one with the idea of a man filled with subtle empathy, a keen (and somewhat irreverent) wit, and the very rare (but always appreciated) ability to connect with even casual acquaintances on a personal level.

On Saturday, September 10, Nessa Forman, 68, succumbed to her long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Forman inspired friends and colleagues during her time as Arts and Leisure Editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin, and later Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at WHYY until 2007. In 2002, Forman was voted into the hall of fame of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association. Dan Cirucci, a lecturer in Corporate Communication at Penn State, has written a lovely tribute to a woman who leaves behind a great number of people influenced by her strength and counsel.

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance, intricacies and connections of colors and patterns. Today, with my Argentinean roots embedded in my soul, I employ an array of techniques to create an impressionistic series of autobiographical works.
Dora Ficher
Dora Ficher

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance,…

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance, intricacies and connections of colors and patterns. Today, with my Argentinean…

Born in Buenos Aires, I grew up immersed in energy and color, inspired by the people, the art and architecture, the variance, intricacies and connections of colors and patterns. Today, with my Argentinean roots embedded in…

Joseph Labolito's images are a portrait of a city that he loves. He has photographed the people, places and things in Philadelphia in the 80s and 90s.
Joseph V. Labolito
Joseph V. Labolito

Joseph Labolito's images are a portrait of a city that he loves. He has photographed the people, places and things in Philadelphia…

Joseph Labolito's images are a portrait of a city that he loves. He has photographed the people, places and things in Philadelphia in the 80s and 90s.…

Joseph Labolito's images are a portrait of a city that he loves. He has photographed the people, places and things in Philadelphia in the 80s and 90s.…

Tania Qurashi
Tania Qurashi
Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece to the viewer . . . no matter
what materials I use is all important.
I use titles to emotionalize these abstract
pieces to help communicate a connection
between the individual and
the universal whole.

In the metal pieces I use recycled aluminum
printing press plates which I sand,
cut and glue onto wood panels, they are
about energy and light, patterns and
motion, all influenced by the microcosm
of life forms, biology, and a
hint of satire.
Dolores Poacelli
Dolores Poacelli

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece…

Kevin Broad uses novel, unfamiliar methods in his search for the elusive. Expression surges through act of painting, capturing ephemera with singular force.
Kevin Broad
Kevin Broad

Kevin Broad uses novel, unfamiliar methods in his search for the elusive. Expression surges through act of painting, capturing…

Kevin Broad uses novel, unfamiliar methods in his search for the elusive. Expression surges through act of painting, capturing ephemera with singular force.…

Kevin Broad uses novel, unfamiliar methods in his search for the elusive. Expression surges through act of painting, capturing ephemera with singular force.…

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