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Arts & Entertainment: Philadelphia Artist Gains Recognition for Skeleton Crochet Work

Arts & Entertainment: Philadelphia Artist Gains Recognition for Skeleton Crochet Work

Those close to Philadelphia artist Caitlin McCormack describe her as humble, kind-hearted and talented. Though she views her self as “not good enough” and a “burden,” her peers strongly disagree. “She’s just such an incredible artist,” said Jason Chen, co-owner of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, who met McCormack after both graduated from college. “I want to say […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Ameerah Khabir Presents Urban Film Art Show

Arts & Entertainment: Ameerah Khabir Presents Urban Film Art Show

The work of Philadelphia painter Ameerah Khabir is both new and unexpected, with each piece containing messages within. Her latest solo art exhibit showcased paintings that incorporated the central theme of iconic 1997 film Love Jones. The film, by Theodore Witcher, presented love and romance between its two main characters, poet Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) and photographer Nina Mosley (Nia Long). It […]

 

Mantua: Residents Seek Stronger Communication with City Hall

Mantua: Residents Seek Stronger Communication with City Hall

Redevelopment, providing accessible fresh food and strengthening communication between politicians and their constituents are all priorities that Mantuans are talking about in regards to the upcoming mayoral election. “I think we had a lot of stuff on the backburner for years and those smaller things are becoming boulders,” said Mantua Civic Association president De’Wayne Drummond. “So […]

 

Loft District: Creating Green Space on The Old Rail Line.

Loft District: Creating Green Space on The Old Rail Line.

Sarah McEneaney is a painter in the Loft District who began the Reading Viaduct Project in 2003 along with John Struble, a woodworker who also lives in the neighborhood. The project merged with Friends of the Rail Park in October 2013 and they now work together to push for a continuous, three-mile, linear park and recreational […]

 

Kensington: Artist Returns to Painting After Spiritual Encounter

Kensington: Artist Returns to Painting After Spiritual Encounter

For the first time since 1988, after an unfulfilling connection to his work and surprising request from Jesus Christ, professional fine artist Victor Atkins is painting again. After immediately starting his career at The School of Visual Arts in New York, the then-20-year-old Atkins became drawn to abstract painting. “It just bit me,” he said. […]

 

Mantua: Nothing but Empty Promises?

Mantua: Nothing but Empty Promises?

Despite all of the talk about Mantua’s designation as a federal Promise Zone, one of the main facets missing currently are plans and progress. Katherine Loxley, one of the remaining residents living on the property of a proposed supermarket is not happy about how the city has acquired her and her former neighbors’ land through eminent […]

 

Pennsport: Making Art In South Philadelphia

Pennsport: Making Art In South Philadelphia

There’s a lot going on inside Hector Mendoza’s head. But you might not realize exactly what’s happening in there if you’ve only ever seen him behind the counter of Second Street Brew House. Mendoza is an artist who has been creating drawings, paintings, photos and sculptures since childhood. “I haven’t sold anything in a couple […]

 

East Kensington: Five Artists to Know

East Kensington: Five Artists to Know

No matter what point they’ve reached in their careers so far, artists across the disciplines are flocking to East Kensington, where a sense of art and community is becoming more and more established. 1. Brian Potash (pictured above) In this digital age, where so much is done through electronics, Devilfish Ink owner Brian Potash, 39, understands and appreciates […]

 

South Kensington: 3rd Ward Showcases Work of Marcella Marsella

South Kensington: 3rd Ward Showcases Work of Marcella Marsella

[vimeo 69430787] “Where were you when Michael Jackson died?” artist Marcella Marsella said as she started her presentation of art work. While a few people remembered their location, others remained silent. Marsella began her slideshow with a Google Maps snapshot pinpointing her exact location outside of the art store and gallery, Needles and Pens in San […]

 By Francisco Jr. Ovalle and Wafai Dias

Al Día: Chilean Artist Creates Art in Philadelphia

Al Día: Chilean Artist Creates Art in Philadelphia

[vimeo 64066183] Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean artist who creates art influenced by her ancestors, research and exploration that she has gathered throughout the years. Unanue was born in Chile and recently became a nationalized citizen of Spain. She inherited the status from her father. She dived into visual arts at Universidad de Chile de Valparaiso when her […]