“Witness” Community Art at Asian Arts Initiative

Currently showing at the Asian Arts Initiative is an exhibition titled Witness: Artists Reflect on 30 Years of the AIDS Pandemic.  After visiting the show, I was fortunate to be able to speak with David Acosta, the curator of Witness and a central figure in countless Philadelphia arts organizations and community arts projects.  In this, part
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Dec 31, 2011

“For Penn Treaty Park” group show at The Slingluff Gallery – Jan 7th

Penn Treaty Park is a cornerstone in the Fishtown Community of Philadelphia. They host music every Wednesday in the summer, fireworks on major events and keep the park clean for everyone to enjoy. It’s our time to give back to the park we love to walk to and enjoy the breeze off of the Delaware
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Dec 28, 2011

Man Cave Art, W. David Smith at Galleria Deptford

In the lobby of the Deptford Municipal Building is a display case for art, this year super-curator Pauline Jonas discovered artist W. David Smith right in the neighborhood with an incredible art collection in his garage and offered the multimedia artist the prime spot near the Christmas Tree.  My first impression was the nostalgic boyhood
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Dec 26, 2011

Stop by Paradigm today for FREE Handmade Ornaments and Apple Cider

Visit us today 12-6pm at Paradigm Gallery + Studio to check out “Let Go, Control, Repeat” and enjoy some hot apple cider on us.  “Check In” on Facebook or Foursquare and receive a free holiday ornament.  We’ll have ornaments next Saturday from 12-6pm as well for Christmas Eve.
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Dec 17, 2011

Jordan Griska, Recent Works, Artist Statement at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists spotlight exhibition season for this year ends with a two-person show featuring Tim Portlock and Jordan Griska.  Jordan Griska was introduced by the Director of Career Development Amie Potsic at the opening and the artist spoke about his work. “My most recent body of work I’ve been manipulating objects
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Dec 14, 2011

Tim Portlock, Recent Works, Artist Statement at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists spotlight exhibition season for this year ends with a two-person show featuring Tim Portlock and Jordan Griska.  Tim Portlock was introduced by the Director of Career Development Amie Potsic at the opening reception and the artist spoke about his work. “Wow, this is a lot of people who showed
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Dec 12, 2011

Local Artist Catherine Hipple Exhibits with Bluestone

    Catherine Hipple, “Vacillating between close up studies and far away images reflects a personal search for the relationship between micro and macro inherent to all things.  My intuition leads me to believe that by breaking down and exposing the beauty of a place, there exits a truth about the outside and/or the inside
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Dec 7, 2011

Last First Friday – December 2011

When I get out to First Friday, I’m usually looking for something a little bit different. Don’t get me wrong, I love stopping in galleries like Artists’ House, and I stared for quite a while at Adam Vinson’s tiny realist oil painting “Pear and Marble” last Friday. However, as a photographer, I’m often drawn more
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Dec 6, 2011

Developer Needed

Side Arts is a CRM for artisans that offers an all-in-one marketing and sales service that helps artisans promote their work and retain customers. We launched in March, started generating revenue, and grew to become Philly’s largest online arts community. We are getting ready to launch nationally and are seeking a lead developer/ technical co-founder
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Dec 6, 2011

West Collects iPhone App Available on iTunes

The West Collection of Contemporary Art iPhone app called West Collects is now available for download at iTunes.  The free app allows you to view artists submissions for inclusion in the West Collection of Contemporary Art, one of the largest art collections of it’s kind, and vote for a people’s choice award.  Philly.SideArts artists can
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Dec 5, 2011

Fresh Ink by: Sean Martorana at Cafe Estelle

[vimeo width=”549″ height=”309″]http://vimeo.com/32856035[/vimeo] For the month of December Sean Martorana will have brand new ink drawings on display at Cafe Estelle. Above is a film of Sean painting the windows for the opening reception this Friday 6:00 – 9:00.
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Nov 30, 2011

Lauren Rinaldi – Upcoming Shows!

Lauren Rinaldi will be showing work in two shows that open this Friday December 2: Drink Philly’s First Friday event – Drink Philly is supporting local artistic talent, local beverages and local restaurants for First Friday! Come enjoy food and beer tastings and check out some great local art and music. This month, Cavanaugh’s ...
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Nov 28, 2011

M. Pia De Girolamo: Upcoming Shows

Ancient Music by M. Pia De Girolamo© 36″ x 54″ A Sense of Time and Place. A solo show of paintings by M. Pia De Girolamo at Olitsky Gallery at Beth Or. Dec 9-Jan 12. Artist Reception: Friday Dec. 9, 8:30-10 PM. 239 Welsh Rd. Maple Glen PA 19002. Paintings by M. Pia De Girolamo
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Nov 28, 2011
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Of Spirit, Flesh, Heaven and Earth: 2 Shows

    Apollo’s Chariot by Mish-el Benjamin©, Oil, pencil and wax on paper.   Inner Sanctum by Mish-el Benjamin©, Acrylic on Canvas Recently, I attended Mish-el Benjamin’s artist reception for her show The Daily Ritual at the Pagus Gallery Project Space in Norristown, PA. The title refers to her daily studio practice but in her ...
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Nov 28, 2011

Things That Do at Fleisher-Ollman Gallery

In 1978 or ‘79, an art student named Robert Leitch was driving around on trash day near Juniper and South Streets, a historically African-American neighborhood, when a pile of objects out on the curb caught his eye.  You can see where this is going.  Leitch salvaged what he could, and the resulting collection includes 1200
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Nov 21, 2011
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“HxWxD” Closing Reception THIS FRIDAY • 6-10pm

Subscribe to List   Closing Reception THIS FRIDAY, November 18th • 6-10pm     Paradigm Gallery + Studio Presents: Height x Width x Depth A Group Show of Artists Exploring Shadow Boxes, Dimension and Light October 28th – November 19th Closing Reception: Friday, November 18th • 6-10pm Artists: Courtney Brown Jason Chen Ian Foster ...
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Nov 18, 2011
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Tim Hawkesworth’s Art Workshops

  Me at the workshop. At least once a year, usually in the fall, I schedule a five day workshop with artist Tim Hawkesworth assisted by artist Lala Zeitlyn at the Norristown Arts Bldg.in Norristown, PA. The NAB was a beautiful old textile factory converted into studios, two gallery spaces (first floor Pagus Gallery and
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Nov 8, 2011

EventsFilter promotion opportunity for artists

EventsFilter is Philadelphia’s newest and most comprehensive site for gallery listings and visual art events. Side Arts artists have a special invitation to make their own Profiles which are free and easy to make. Your Profile will be linked to every event you participate in, linked to Side Arts and other groups you belong to,
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Nov 7, 2011
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