This Friday evening, June 6, come see the opening reception and presentation for 5 INTO 1: Philadelphia Sculptors’ 15th Annual Student Exhibition, at The Galleries at Moore. The show includes two Moore recent graduates, and is curated in part by a Moore alum!
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating artists from the following schools include, Moore College of Art & Design: Lucy Heurich, Veronica Perez ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Eric Clark, Matthew Herzog; Tyler School of Art: Larkin Dugan, Theresa Sterner; University of Pennsylvania: Anthony Bowers, Theo Mullen; and The University of the Arts: Ryan Berardi, Ashley Carrega. This year’s exhibition is curated by former 5 Into 1 exhibiting artists Aimee Gilmore and Sarah Peoples.
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The Galleries at Moore
Last month we wrote about this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers — the story of a soldier trying to come to terms with his service in Iraq. The Writer’s Studio is hosting a reading group for the novel tonight at 6:30 and we still have free copies available in the library! We will also continue to accept greeting cards for veterans until the end of this week.
The Free Library’s One Book program is coming to a close, and as it does we wanted to highlight another story from Iraq. In addition to Powers’s novel, the Free Library chose a book for children called The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This book tells the true story of Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian in Basra who saved her library’s collection from being destroyed by war. It is an incredible story, first reported by Shaila Dewan of the New York Times in 2003, Books Spirited to Safety Before Iraq Library Fire. Stop by the library to check out Winter’s vivid illustrations and Baker’s empowering work! A perfect book to round out One Book, One Philadelphia, as well as Women’s History Month.
Detail of Rachel Ruysch’s Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge (ca. 1680s)
Whether you’re traveling for spring break or holed up studying — you can visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) online through the Google Art Project! In honor of International Women’s day this past weekend, the NMWA made 59 pieces from their collection available online as high-resolution images. Not only can you zoom into an artwork to see vivid detail, you can use Google’s “museum view” feature to zoom out and move around three floors of the museum.
Also in honor of International Women’s day, the Google Cultural Institute partnered with museums (including NMWA), archives, and cultural groups from around the world to launch “Women in Culture,” a special collection of online exhibitions highlighting achievements by women artists, leaders, and innovators.
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BOMB Magazine is excited to announce the 2012 Poetry Contest, judged by poet Ben Lerner!
The winner of the 2012 contest will receive a $500 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement First Proof. Deadline is April 16 (postmarked by April 16). There is a $20 reading fee which includes a one-year subscription to BOMB. Go to bombsite.com for submission guidelines and to upload your poetry.
BOMB Magazine is an independent nonprofit quarterly publication and online web platform producing daily content. Its mission is to deliver the artist’s voice by publishing conversations between painters, novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and actors. Visit the library to read BOMB and past contest winners!
Join us for a simulcast of the grand finale One Book, One Philadelphia event featuring author Edwidge Danticat and her collection of essays, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work. Danticat is a Haitian American writer and MacArthur Genius Grant winner and her book takes its name from Albert Camus’s last published lecture in which he stated, “To create today is to create dangerously.” The work illustrates the struggle of making art in exile—and what it’s like to exist in a country constantly in conflict, where even the act of reading means taking a stand against oppression.
The simulcast is presented in conjunction with the Free Library of Philadelphia and their One Book, One Philadelphia program and is free for all to attend! For more information see the Free Library’s calendar of events.
The new Barnes Museum building will be opening on the Parkway in the spring of 2012. Their building in Merion, PA is closed in preparation for the museum’s move. What if you never had the chance to see the world famous collection of impressionist and early modernist works up close and personal? Or if you already miss seeing the works in their original space?
You’re in luck, because The New York Times created an interactive tour of the Barnes which documents the original museum’s interior. Read The Times’ accompanying article here, and enjoy!
The Barnes Foundation
Lee Price, Moore Graduate, 1990, is featured in the April/May issue of BUST magazine. The article interviews the emerging artist regarding her realistic oil paintings that comment on women’s relationship with food.
To learn more about Lee Price and her work, click on her painting below. Visit the library to read more about Lee Price in the April/May issue of BUST!
"Cocoa Puffs" by Lee Price, Oil on Linen, 44" x 62"
Google has announced their new Google Art Project, an exciting development for the arts community worldwide. The project combines “Street View” for selected museums with artworks in high resolution. From Google’s Official Blog: “You’ll find a selection of super high-resolution images of famous works of art as well as more than a thousand other images, by more than 400 artists—all in one place. And with Street View technology, you can take a virtual tour inside 17 of the world’s most acclaimed art museums.”
While the project is currently limited in size and scope (approximately 1000 works are represented), it offers a great deal of potential, not to mention hours of browsing for anyone interested in the arts. After all, who could resist a virtual visit to the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at their convenience? View the video below for brief introduction to the Google Art Project.
The College Art Association (CAA) has published a series of podcasts on professional development topics for artists. The subjects include developing an artist statement, beginning an academic job search, grant writing, strategies for marketing yourself, and several others. This useful collection of how-to’s from professors and practicing artists is sure to help any student seeking employment or funding in the arts.
The series can be accessed via CAA’s podcasts page. New audio will be added regularly, and future podcasts will include topics specific to art historians, curators, and other arts professionals.