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

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

Material Culture
Philadelphia / Reviews

Material Culture

Material culture is an oasis of imported domestic goods tucked away in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia just off of Wissahickon Avenue. I first came across the store at my mothers suggestion while decorating my boutique Fresh Ayer in 2007. Material Culture is one of those rare shopping environments where you feel immediately transported simply … Continue reading

Back to School – An Interview with Sahar Coston-Hardy: Guest Author Series
Artist Profile / Arts Education / Guest Author: Series / Philadelphia

Back to School – An Interview with Sahar Coston-Hardy: Guest Author Series

Guest Author Sarah Rene interviews Sahar Coston-Hardy (pictured below) “I am a photographer interested in the life that I see” Sahar Coston-Hardy is a photographer from the Philadelphia area. She has an undergraduate degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, with her senior thesis being a documented collaboration of Chinese Sto’. Since then she … Continue reading