Kim Creighton has been a member of the community since 1989. Over the years, she’s realized the area lacked extracurricular activities and creative outlets for the youth. “There’s no movie theaters, no arcades, no bowling [continue reading…]
Sarah Orgass has never had an easy relationship with her father, and recently it’s become more difficult because of his dementia. But then his doctor suggested ARTZ Philadelphia, a program that offers a creative outlet [continue reading…]
Each spring, brooms, rakes and buckets of paint come alive as the neighborhoods across the city participate in citywide cleanup days. But what about the rest of the year? Vernon Smith and Carlton Williams, legislative [continue reading…]
The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is a community organization unlike Daisy Juarez has ever been involved in.
“We have visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, we even have a quilting club,” she said. “It’s a multifunctional garage.”
Juarez became a member last year after moving to Philadelphia. An artist herself, Juarez said she was looking to join an organization similar to the watercolor society she was part of in Illinois – a group where she could connect with fellow artists as well as with the community – luckily, she discovered the Art Garage.
“We’re really all about community and creativity,” said Linda Slodki, president and cofounder of MAAG. “Our goal is to bring artists out of isolation.” [continue reading…]
Federico Herrero is a Costa Rican artist who recently came to Philadelphia in order to display some of his latest pieces. Thirteen of Herrero’s paintings along with two of his on-site wall paintings are currently [continue reading…]
https://vimeo.com/36844199] Three Philadelphia artists premiered their latest collections recently at Taller Puertorriqueno, the respected arts venue in Fairhill. This trio, connected either through cultural inspiration or choice of artistic expression, presented very different gallery collections. [continue reading…]