Queen Village: Artists Draw On Their Talents To Engage, Improve Community

Queen Village: Artists Draw On Their Talents To Engage, Improve Community

Art is being taught, seen and bought in a plethora of ways in Queen Village. The Fleisher Art Memorial, which is one of the oldest community art schools in the country, has more than 70 art classes – 20 of which are free – and serves more than 5,000 students each year. Fleisher also has […]

 

Bella Vista: Food Artist Promotes Healthy Habits

Bella Vista: Food Artist Promotes Healthy Habits

Linda Fernandez wanted to make Cheez-It art. “Why not?” she said to her two colleagues at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philadelphia. “There’s already holes in them for you to work with.” Fernandez has continuously looked for new ways to express herself through art. Lately, she has […]

 By Yotam Dror

Bella Vista: Young Artists at the Fleisher Art Memorial

A Hundred Year Idea Sitting on Catharine Street in Bella Vista, the Fleisher Art Memorial building has hosted different arts for over one hundred years. Originally the Graphics Sketch Club was for lower-income students, today the building continues to offer art classes for members of the surrounding community. “The classes are very rigorous, much like […]

 By Samantha Byles and Andrea Jordan

South Philadelphia: Restaurants Support Schools with Burger Brawl

South Philadelphia: Restaurants Support Schools with Burger Brawl

Makers of 24 of the professed “best” burgers Philadelphia has to offer competed Sunday in the third annual charity Philadelphia Burger Brawl at the Fleisher Art Memorial at 719 Catherine St. Burgers from restaurants around the city, including The Capital Grille, Silk City and South Philadelphia Tap Room, were judged by guests and a selection […]

 By Matthew E. Graves

Bella Vista: Residents Excited For New Mural

Bella Vista: Residents Excited For New Mural

Nobody likes when something cherished is taken away. So it’s understandable that residents were distraught last October when they learned that Autumn, a mural by David Guinn that overlooked a parking lot on the 600 block of South 9th Street, was going to be covered by the construction of a new townhouse. Many residents protested […]

 By Ashley Hall and Ashley Nguyen

South Philadelphia: Music in the Classroom

South Philadelphia: Music in the Classroom

Room 107 of George W. Nebinger School almost always brims with noise – and last Wednesday was no different. “Great big house in New Orleans, 40 stories high,” a group of students sang, their pitches and enthusiasm levels varied. “Every room that I been in’s filled with pumpkin pie.” A few stray eyes diverted their […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin

Bella Vista: Fleisher Art Memorial Encourages the Community to Create

Bella Vista: Fleisher Art Memorial Encourages the Community to Create

Founded in 1898, the Fleisher Art Memorial, which was previously known as the Graphic Sketch Club, had a relatively simple mission—to provide arts education and instruction to individuals within the community. Although the name and the location of the institution have changed over the years, not much else differs in terms of the focus and […]