Out and About: Checking out Philly Flânerie
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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

Self Portraits: Contributor Series
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Self Portraits: Contributor Series

Recently contributor Leslie Belloso was invited to give the commencement speech at Crisfield High School in Maryland. Her speech below contains more than just advice for high school seniors, it is a moving description of her life so far and the lessons she has learned living it. We create our destinies through the choices we make … Continue reading

My Body: Contributor Series
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My Body: Contributor Series

Get to know our authors through the new Contributor Series. A group of short posts from Proximity Arts members. Allow us to share our work and our thoughts on making work with you. For the first instillation Ilene has written a paragraph that speaks to the relationships between still life, landscape and the figure. This poetic … Continue reading