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January 7, 2016 Liquid Light at the Philadelphia Art Museum

Liquid Light at the Philadelphia Art Museum

by Bryan C. Kuriawa

Marioni portrays the essence of painting that involves the carrying of pigment, which carries light, dubbed as “Liquid Light”... read more

October 5, 2015 Mateo Blu - Matthew Rice

From NFLplayer to “Art Geek” & Educator

by Aurica Diane

A true Renaissance man who conquered a devastating series of epileptic... read more

April 20, 2015 Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

by Marc Londo

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s "Represent: 200 Years of African American Art" exhibit houses Pippin’s work, as well as more than 75 works from other prominent African American artists. It features many recognizable names such as Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear... read more

March 19, 2015 Luminous Liaisons - Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Luminous Liaisons” by Brian Keeler at Rodger Lapelle Galleries

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Keeler, the artist with such a versatile style he can’t be classified into a singular domain, is back for his third show at Rodger Lapelle Galleries... read more

February 27, 2015 37th Anniversary Show Act I at Muse Gallery: Artist Cooperative

37th Anniversary Show Act I at Muse Gallery: Artist Cooperative

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Our lives are marked with milestones: births, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and major accomplishments. There is this notion of “coming full circle." read more

February 27, 2015 Amazulu Spirit of Peace

Amazulu Spirit of Peace

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Powell, creator of Amazulu Collections, got her start making jewelry on the streets of Philadelphia. The renowned artist has been selling her beautiful works at Reading Terminal Market for the past 25 years... read more

February 05, 2015 Recent Paintings by Catherine Mulligan at F.A.N. Gallery

Recent Paintings by Catherine Mulligan at F.A.N. Gallery

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

We can all recall a time when we were sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle, in the middle of a rainstorm, while the driver quickly ran into a store... read more

November 20, 2014 The Dreaming Building - Mediocremonster Debuts Art Show in Philadelphia

The Dreaming Building - Mediocremonster Debuts Art Show in Philadelphia

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Upon walking in the door of The Dreaming Building, located at 618 N. Front Street, I’m asked a simple question: what color? Nestled on the table sits an array of wristbands in green, yellow and red. Next to the wristbands there... read more

November 6, 2014 Heavily Scripted: Generative Arts and Bots at Little Berlin

Heavily Scripted: Generative Arts and Bots at Little Berlin

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

“The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art,” John Lasseter, one of the founding fathers of Pixar said. Artists are always challenging themselves to push the envelope, create works that have... read more

October 9, 2014 We Are All Made of Stars at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery!

We Are All Made of Stars at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery!

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Luminous, celestial and transcendent. These are just a few words that describe Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s exhibit, We Are All Made of Stars. The 41-piece exhibit is currently featured at the Bluestone Fine Art Gallery... read more

August 28, 2014 Wexler Gallery

Wexler Gallery

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Mason Cooley once said, “Art begins at imitation and ends in innovation.” When does a chair become more than just a chair, and rather, a work of art? Just as the runner pushes the envelope in each race, the artist tests his or her own limits of creativity, paving the way for innovation... read more

August 1st, 2014 Arch Enemy Arts Gallery and Boutique

Arch Enemy Arts Gallery and Boutique

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

From decapitated dolly heads to things that go bump in the night, Arch Enemy Arts Gallery and Boutique located at 109 Arch Street, had an eclectic selection of imaginative art works this month... read more

June 18, 2014 Punk Rock Mommy at F&N Gallery

Punk Rock Mommy at F&N Gallery

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

These were the first words of Andrea Collins Smith’s last blog post, July 5th, 2008. Her blog, Punk Rock Mommy: Andrea Collins Smith and the Great Cancer Swindle, continued to thrive after her passing through posts by family members, friends, and those inspired by Andrea’s spirit... read more

May 23, 2014 Glenside Arts Festival

Glenside Arts Festival

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

On a brisk Sunday evening, Michelle “The Stylist” Edmonds hosted the first annual Fantasy Hair Gala at the African American Museum. Michelle is a self-described “hair artist” who has dedicated her life to inspiring hair creations, styling, maintenance, and health... read more

April 18, 2014 The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Brilliant ideas are often born out of a basic need or desire. If you think about it, many inventions were created this way. When you want or need a certain thing, you brainstorm a plan to make it or get it. After the original need is fulfilled, it can inspire a jumping off point for expansion... read more

March 29, 2014 Rodger LaPelle Galleries

March First Friday
Rodger LaPelle Galleries

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Paintings are usually classified by the artist’s style. The human mind strives for order by placing visual elements into a certain categorical box; labeling the object at hand... read more

March 1, 2014 Institute of Contemporary Art - Ruffneck Constructivists

Institute of Contemporary Art - Ruffneck Constructivists

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Purposely jagged around the edges, the Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit, Ruffneck Constructivists, generates an unsettling atmosphere that will leave... read more

February 16, 2014 The Divine Lorraine...or Museum of Contemporary Art - Marc Londo

The Divine Lorraine...or Museum of Contemporary Art?

by Marc Londo

Philadelphia art director Caryn Kunkle has big ideas for one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, the Divine Lorraine. In Kunkle’s view... read more

February 7, 2014 Snyderman-Works Galleries - Mary Anna Rodabaugh

Snyderman-Works Galleries

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Or, one man’s trash is another artist’s canvas. That is what Kim Alsbrooks thought in 2003 when she began using street trash as a canvas for her paintings. Inspired by 17th... read more

January 3rd, 2014 3rd Street Gallery on Second Street - Mary Anna Rodabaugh

3rd Street Gallery on Second Street

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” or so the saying goes. The same can be said for a painting. Every brushstroke is equivalent to a word in a story. Paintings evoke emotions, trigger memories, and ignite the imagination... read more
 

December 6, 2013 Muse Gallery Artist Cooperative - Anna Rodabaugh

Muse Gallery Artist Cooperative

by Mary Anna Rodabaugh

In Greek and Roman mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses, daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus. These goddesses presided over the arts and sciences. In today’s world, a muse is a guiding... read more

December 5, 2013 The 5th Annual Philadelphia RAWards - Gina Lee

Learning to Undress: The 5th Annual Philadelphia RAWards

by Gina Lee

I usually end up somewhere in between Manhattan’s busy streets and overcrowded subways on a mission to find good drinks, new music, cool art, amazing people... read more