Kensington: Five Places Helping to Create an Art Community

Kensington: Five Places Helping to Create an Art Community

Slowly but surely, the art community in Old Kensington is pushing forward. It’s hidden among the abandoned factories and vacant lots of the area, but the artists aren’t complaining. “There are five studios within blocks of here, but you would never know,” said Charles Cerrone, a photographer working out of Sharktown Studios on Mascher Street, near […]

 

Olde Kensington: Five Places for Repurposing and Do-It-Yourself Projects

Olde Kensington: Five Places for Repurposing and Do-It-Yourself Projects

In an effort to revive the Olde Kensington area, artists have strived to make art more accessible to the general public. Artists use places like the Crane Arts studios (above) to hold workshops that teach people how to make art easily and how to bring that art into their homes. Do-it-yourself projects are becoming extremely […]

 By Whitney R. Segel and Stephen M. Rose

Kensington: The Resource Exchange Salvages Materials from Artistic Outlets

Kensington: The Resource Exchange Salvages Materials from Artistic Outlets

Theater and film companies across the nation use huge amounts of materials to get their productions exactly how they pictured them to turn out. Afterwards many of the sets and materials are discarded. While this remains a huge problem in the film and theater industry, it has not gone unnoticed and in Kensington,  and volunteers […]