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Mill Creek: Building And Serving The Community Through Art

Mill Creek: Building And Serving The Community Through Art

Every Saturday this past October, children and residents have gathered at the Mill Creek Recreation Center, 4700 Brown St., for art classes hosted by the community group Fine Art Through Our Eyes (FATOE). The classes run through the beginning of December, This past week, the class celebrated the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, which translates to […]

 

Podcast: Visit Philadelphia Founder Talks About The City Tourism Industry’s Impact On Under-Served Communities

Podcast: Visit Philadelphia Founder Talks About The City Tourism Industry’s Impact On Under-Served Communities

After decades of promoting the city of Philadelphia to both tourists and locals, Meryl Levitz says the time has come to retire as CEO of Visit Philadelphia, the tourism booster she founded in the ’90s. The longtime founding president of Philadelphia’s leisure tourism agency is retiring after serving 22 years. We spoke to Levitz and she […]

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Powelton Village: Community Education Center Actors Create Self-Narratives

Powelton Village: Community Education Center Actors Create Self-Narratives

The Community Education Center, located at 3500 Lancaster Ave., is a nonprofit organization founded by community members in 1973. Housed in a former Quaker school and meetinghouse, the building is now filled with artists of all forms. On any given day, visitors can find African dance classes, yoga sessions, art workshops and more. The space […]

 

West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

Richard Austin, 54, worked in banking and insurance for almost three decades before making the leap to nonprofit work to connect with communities hands-on. After eleven years in the sector, the Cheltenham resident started a new position in September as the outreach program director at Saint Paul’s Community Center on Wallace and 10th streets.   […]

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Arts: Philadelphia Open Studios Tour Returns To The City

Arts: Philadelphia Open Studios Tour Returns To The City

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is holding its annual Philadelphia Open Studios Tour (POST) throughout October. For the first two weeks of the month, visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of nearly 300 artists, with stops located in four different quadrants of the city: Northwest, Northeast, West, and South Philly. […]

 

Old City: Painted Bride Arts Center Is Committed To Creating A New Mission For The Community

Old City: Painted Bride Arts Center Is Committed To Creating A New Mission For The Community

Although the beloved, mosaic-covered structure in Old City will not be getting a historic designation, The Painted Bride is making new plans. The art center’s executive director, Laurel Raczka, is seeking new ways to sustain the center at 230 Vine St. and broaden its existing audience. Raczka said the property will go up for sale […]

 

Fairhill: Artist Debuts Homecoming Ceramics Show

Fairhill: Artist Debuts Homecoming Ceramics Show

Ceramic artist Roberto Lugo (above) grew up in North Philadelphia but has been featured in collections around the world. This summer he brought his work back to the community that raised him with his show Boricua, Barrio, Barro at the Taller Puertorriqueño art gallery, located at North Fifth and Huntington streets. Taller, a nonprofit organization in Fairhill […]

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Germantown: Local Artists Gather To Promote Their Scene

Germantown: Local Artists Gather To Promote Their Scene

The Germantown Artists Roundtable held their monthly meeting Oct. 3 at the iMPerFeCT Gallery on Germantown Avenue. Germantown artists and art lovers are invited to attend this meeting to meet other local artists, share their works and discuss ways to get more attention to the arts. Paula Paul (pictured below), who has lived in Germantown […]

 

East Falls: Laurel Hill Cemetery Hosts Public Performance Art

East Falls: Laurel Hill Cemetery Hosts Public Performance Art

On a crisp Friday afternoon in Laurel Hill cemetery, just before the gates were closed to the public, a different sort of burial took place. There was no casket, no flowers and no corpse. There were only dozens of dancers from all over Philadelphia silently, solemnly dancing in a circle as part of artist Yael […]

 

Immigration: Alphabet Book Announced At Philadelphia’s Welcoming Week

Immigration: Alphabet Book Announced At Philadelphia’s Welcoming Week

A new alphabet book designed to promote insight into immigration was announced Friday, Sept. 14, at the kick-off of Philadelphia’s Welcoming Week, a weeklong event meant to forge dialogue between immigrants, non-immigrants, refugees and native born citizens. Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and teaching Arab culture through language and art, […]

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