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Rittenhouse Square: Gallery Owner Brings Communities Together With Art

Rittenhouse Square: Gallery Owner Brings Communities Together With Art

As dog-walkers or window shoppers get their evening fresh air, it’s hard to resist stopping to admire the gorgeous paintings that hang from the walls inside Twenty-Two Gallery. Owner Shawn Murray said he keeps the door open and the dog bowl filled, welcoming all “well-behaved people and dogs” to his peaceful little gallery at 236 S. […]

 

Callowhill: Gallery Owners Showcase Cambodian History and Culture

Callowhill: Gallery Owners Showcase Cambodian History and Culture

In what appears to be a nondescript building on North 11th Street in Callowhill  (sometimes referred to as the Loft District), an organization of artists and art galleries have established spaces to work and show their talents to the Philadelphia area. Among these are the Napoleon gallery, Apple Jacks Studio, and Marginal Utility Inc. The building is owned […]

 

Mantua: Gallery’s Open-Door Policy Aims to Attract Artists and Community Members

Mantua: Gallery’s Open-Door Policy Aims to Attract Artists and Community Members

“COME IN” was written on the sign in big and bold letters, inviting the public to join the festive evening created by Indigo Bleu Design Concepts to mark the second anniversary of its representation of artist Jerry Puryear. Danielle Green, owner of the business located at Spring Garden Street and Lancaster Avenue, has created a space to explore […]

 

Old City: Arch Enemy Arts Stands Out

Old City: Arch Enemy Arts Stands Out

Arch Enemy Arts isn’t the typical gallery that one would find in Old City, Philadelphia. It stands out as one of the most diverse art galleries in Philadelphia. The gallery was founded by Lawren Alice, 29, Pat Shillenn, 33, and Noah Musher, 29. The gallery first opened its doors in the spring of 2012, and […]

 

Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Although Taller Puertorriqueño is divided into two buildings one block apart, the organization is united in its mission to develop and promote Latino art and culture in the community. Since 1974, Taller has been at the heart of the art scene in El Bloque de Oro providing the community with art and art-based educational programs for […]

 

Highlights of the Graffiti Around Johannesburg

Pictures:   Videos: Dal East ‘Creature’ in Maboneng, Johannesburg   Camo Erase mural in Newtown, Johannesburg   Love mural, unknown artist Murals and assorted tags in Troyeville Johannesburg   Unknown artist mural in Troyeville, Johannesburg   Decor tags, Tapz DS crew tag, Falko Tag in Troyeville, Johannesburg   Assorted tags artists unknown in Troyeville, Johannesburg […]

 By Diana Cooper and Colin Lindsley

Kensington: Pile of Bricks Gives Artists Platform to Display Creative Work

Kensington: Pile of Bricks Gives Artists Platform to Display Creative Work

As the season changed from winter to spring, Winter’s Bridge, an art exhibit in the Pile of Bricks building, came to an end.  However, the next time Pile of Bricks will open its doors will be when an art gallery is installed. “Over the next couple months I’m working on getting the zoning changed [to […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Jillian Mallon and Priscilla Ward

Fairmount: Artist ‘Peanut Butter’ Shows His Work at Gallery

Fairmount: Artist ‘Peanut Butter’ Shows His Work at Gallery

Artist Robert Woodward, better known as Peanut Butter, has worked from his studio at the corner of 18th Street and Fairmount Avenue since 2000. It was not until this past November that he put up a sign on the front door to make it an official gallery. “Right now, it’s just evolving,” Woodward said. He said […]

 By Dana Ritter and Donald DeCray

Al Dia: Half Laundromat, Half Community Gallery

Al Dia: Half Laundromat, Half Community Gallery

  A local businesswoman has added is a new spin to her laundromat. Lisa Budnick displays art in her laundromat gallery and is seeking to focus on Latino art. Art at Budnick’s unique gallery is displayed permanently and temporarily for six to eight weeks. The work now displayed is by artist Renee Grannobile who is […]

 By Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak

University City: Puppets Popular on 40th Street

University City: Puppets Popular on 40th Street

Puppets, masks and more were on display last weekend during a show at the 40th Street artist-in-residence program. The gallery featured the works of Beth Nixon, a staple in the West Philadelphia art and East Coast puppetry scene. Nixon’s designs included info-graphic posters detailing white flight from urban areas and various animal masks. Puppets of […]