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Pre-Judices
Philadelphia / Political / Shows

Pre-Judices

I am taking a quick break from our annual summer hiatus to post this work by Proximity Arts’ members Megan Segre, Ilene Spiewak, Beth Cody and Jessica Padilla along with their classmate Hong-BichVernon. These five thoughtful artists collaborated on a collective show titled, “Pre-Judices”. Each artist submitted two works that are displayed on opposing walls. … Continue reading

Alison Daubercies and Her Unique View of Tropical Nature
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Alison Daubercies and Her Unique View of Tropical Nature

“Las tierras pertenecen a sus dueños, pero el paisaje es de quien sabe apreciarlo. / The lands belong to their owners, but the landscape is from the one who knows how to appreciate it.”                                                                                                 Upton Sinclair To appreciate nature is to know yourself, your most inner admiration of what is around you. Alison Daubercies is … Continue reading

Out and About: Checking out Philly Flânerie
Art Theory / Musings / Philadelphia / Shows

Out and About: Checking out Philly Flânerie

Our Philadelphia winter was recently interrupted by unseasonably warm weather. Perfect timing to kick off my hunt for public installations associated with the Barnes Foundation’s Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, which opened on February 25th. The “flâneur” references Charles Baudelaire’s 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life” in which he describes … Continue reading

The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation
Artist Profile / Arts Education / Inspiration

The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation

Approximately 5 months ago I lost a very important friend named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was an artist. I first entered her world as a co-teacher during the teaching certification program at Tyler School of Art in 2005. Twelve years later Elizabeth’s friendship has extended my friendship family, as the people that surrounded her in life celebrated … Continue reading