Category: Art & Culture
$11M Donation Will Give 5 Philly Parks Major Facelift

$11M will be donated by The William Penn Foundation and The Knight Foundation in order to breathe life into 5 of Philadelphia’s public parks. According to PhillyMag.com, the money will be divided by the Fairmount Park Conservancy to fund the following projects:

 


Philadelphia: The Great Experiment Film, Free at the Kimmel

History Making Productions debuts the newest installment its Emmy award-winning docu-series, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment. The series gives its audience an in-depth look into the historical events that divided Americans and put Philadelphia in the forefront of the Revolutionary War. Get to know and understand the likes of Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, and countless other important figures of the time and place. The premiere is a free event at the Kimmel Center‘s Perelman Theater Building.

Click here to reserve your tickets.

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Local Artist Shelley Spector Unveils New Exhibit at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia University of the Arts graduate Shelley Spector has a knack for taking things apart- furniture, clothing and vintage textiles to name a few- and beautifully reconstructing them into pieces of art. Spector infamously merges broken parts of many different mediums and merges them together into one cohesive object. Often keeping the concept of common household items like pencils, rows of magazine spines, and picture frames in mind, she coins her creations “could-be relics.”

This past Saturday, Philadelphia Museum of Art debuted a new exhibit by Spector titled Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning; a new collection made up of recycled and scavenged materials. The sculptures, both suspended and free-standing, are displayed in the Joan Spain Gallery in the Perelman Building, and marks the first solo gallery by Spector. The exhibit will remain on display until September 27th.

More information here.


Ci-Lines: Aaron Asis Brings Art Installation to St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel

With just one day left of this 3-day, 3 weekend only installation, you don’t want to miss this one. Aaron Asis, visual artist and mastermind behind C-Lines, artistically highlights the ways that our urban environments affect the way we live, communicate, and share experiences. Saturday, March 14th marks the final day of the installation, which was displayed on an extremely limited time frame. Don’t miss it!

More info here.

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