Google+

"art"

West Philly artist Ellen Tiberino to unveil community-designed mosaic this Friday

Posted on 12 July 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

Photo courtesy of Neighborhood Time Exchange.

Neighborhood Time Exchange, an ongoing collaboration between the People’s Emergency Center Community Development Corporation (PECCDC) and Mural Arts that provides West Philadelphia artists with five-month residencies, is inviting community members to celebrate the culmination of the first Neighborhood Time Exchange artist residency of 2018. The public is invited to attend an upcoming Second Friday event with resident artist Ellen Tiberino on Friday, July 13, from 7–9 p.m. at the Neighborhood Time Exchange storefront in West Philadelphia at 4017 Lancaster Avenue.  Continue Reading

Comments (0)

Public art installation by artist Rea Tajiri ‘activates’ history of Japanese immigration to Philadelphia

Posted on 04 June 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

Some of you have probably noticed blue bikes popping up in the last month at several locations in West Philly. They are actually a part of a multisite public art installation by Japanese American filmmaker and visual artist Rea Tajiri. Titled “WATARIDORI: birds of passage,” the project is part of the Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th anniversary celebration and “activates real and speculative histories” of Japanese immigrants in Philadelphia.

Check out this art installation at the front of the house at 4238 Spruce Street:

Art installation by Japanese American artist Rea Tajiri at 43rd & Spruce.

A post shared by West Philly Local (@westphillylocal) on

Other locations for Rea Tajiri’s public art installation include:  Continue Reading

Comments Off on Public art installation by artist Rea Tajiri ‘activates’ history of Japanese immigration to Philadelphia

40th Street Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications for 2018-2019 residency

Posted on 29 May 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

40th Street AIR studio and gallery on 40th and Chestnut.

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is currently accepting applications from local artists for its 2018-2019 residency in West Philadelphia. The program provides one year of free studio space to visual artists who reside in or are strongly affiliated with West Philadelphia neighborhoods.

The program assists emerging artists in their career growth and also lets them share their talents with the local community.  Continue Reading

Comments Off on 40th Street Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications for 2018-2019 residency

Philadelphia artists sought for art program as part of MOVE bombing site redevelopment project

Posted on 09 April 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

The city’s Redevelopment Authority (PRA) and AJR Endeavors, the developer working on rebuilding the homes on the 6200 blocks of Osage Avenue and Pine Street, the site of the 1985 MOVE bombing and subsequent fire, are seeking Philadelphia-based artists for their “Percent for Art” project.

The art project will be based on community engagement and may ultimately take a more traditional artistic form, or less traditional form, such as performance-based, ceremonial, a print or digital publication, and other forms.

The Redevelopment Authority has recently issued a Request for Qualifications for Artists for the project.  Continue Reading

Comments Off on Philadelphia artists sought for art program as part of MOVE bombing site redevelopment project

eL Seed’s ‘calligraffiti’ mural to be dedicated on Saturday, Nov. 18

Posted on 17 November 2017 by Mike Lyons

An assistant to the French-Tunisian artist eL Seed puts the finishing touches on a new mural at the corner of Preston and Market (Photos by Mike Lyons, West Philly Local)

If you’ve been up around 40th and Market in the past few days, you may have noticed a lot of activity near the corner of Market and Preston. The French-Tunisian “calligraffiti” artist el Seed is painting a mural.

eL Seed and two assistants have been working on the mural day and night since Monday and, despite the theft of their paint earlier in the week, the mural will be unveiled officially tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 18) at 11 a.m. Mural Arts Philadelphia and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture co-sponsored the piece.  Continue Reading

Comments Off on eL Seed’s ‘calligraffiti’ mural to be dedicated on Saturday, Nov. 18

Get free tickets to Soul Farm Community Festival this Saturday (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 15)

Posted on 13 October 2017 by WestPhillyLocal.com

Everyone is invited to a free, 7-hour long community festival, Soul Farm, this Saturday (Oct. 14) to celebrate “the rich arts, culture, and community along Lancaster Avenue and throughout West Philadelphia.” The festival is a closing celebration of LoLa 38, a creative placemaking collaboration that has been encouraging civic conversation through art installations and community gatherings throughout the year.

Thanks to LoLa 38, two Lower Lancaster Avenue properties undergoing transformation – the former United Bank building and the site of the former University City High School building – were adorned with art pieces created by local artists from May to September.

The festival will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 225 N. 38th St. (LAZ Parking Lot) and will feature local food, art, and music and dance performances.  Continue Reading

Comments Off on Get free tickets to Soul Farm Community Festival this Saturday (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 15)








Follow us on Instagram



 

Follow Us:

Classifieds

Upcoming Events