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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 […]

 

Mantua: Traction Company Gives Artists a Place to Work Together

Mantua: Traction Company Gives Artists a Place to Work Together

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average change for all occupations is projected to be an 11 percent increase from 2012 to 2022. However, they expect a 1 percent decrease in professional artists. The Traction Company hopes to be an exception to this less-than-optimistic job outlook. “We’re trying to create a stable hub for art making,” […]

 By Taisje Claiborne and Haley Kmetz

Germantown: Local Artists Display Their Work in Underused Buildings

Germantown: Local Artists Display Their Work in Underused Buildings

On Friday morning, the office space at 322 W. Chelten Ave. stood empty; only red, white and blue walls remained from its time as an Obama for America headquarters. By Friday evening, artwork covered the halls surrounding a crowd of local artists and Germantown residents. The speedy transformation kicked off Flying Kite’s pilot program On […]