Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Arthur Vierkant exhibits work at The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery

The Vitreous: Of Eyes and Optics will explore the science and technology of sight, vision and optics through contemporary art practices. The exhibition marks the Klein Art Gallery’s first open call for submissions for a juried exhibition in several years. The exhibition will be juried by members of the gallery’s advisory board. The Vitreous: Of Eyes and Optics exhibition is open to all artists working in all media though an emphasis will be placed on artwork that engages new media and/or emerging technologies.

Saraf Stolfa at Gallery 339

Sarah Stolfa’s
images were published in the November 2008 Russian edition of Esquire. The magazine featured 10 images from her series The Regulars.

Sarah Stolfa had a group of prints acquired by The Philadelphia Museum of Art and one print acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Gabriel Martinez performance in NYC...

Collaborative Performance Event
Roxana Pérez-Méndez & Gabriel Martinez
X Initiative's "NO SOUL FOR SALE – A Festival Of Independents"
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: X Initiative
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY

"X will make available to each participant, for a one-hour period, a dedicated performance area on the ground floor in which participants can organize performances, presentations, discussions and music programs.”

Roxana Pérez-Méndez and Gabriel Martinez, both performance-oriented interdisciplinary artists, met at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2003 where they collaborated, with a fellow participant, on a two-part performance project- “Independencia.”
Feeling fierce and ready to attack, Pérez-Méndez and Martinez reunite to add Latino spirit to this “Festival Of Independents."

Brent Wahl & Micah Danges exhibit works in Portland, ME...

Space Gallery
538 Congress Street
Portland, ME
June 5—July 23, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Daily Pennsylvanian, 34th Street...

President Gutmann visits "EastWestSouthNorth"

Exhibit showcases student photos of China.

Read the article, "Penn Current: Latest News"
Matthew Thomas Cianfrani discusses his work with President Gutmann.

Group Portrait in front of Kira Simon-Kennedy's work.
Top row, l-r: Kira Simon-Kennedy, Arthur Vierkant, Nicholas Salvatore, President Gutmann, Jesse Harding, Julie Saecker Schneider.
Bottom row: Gabriel Martinez, Matthew Thomas Cianfrani, Pernot Hudson, Tasha Doremus.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

UPenn School of Design Awards recipients...


Susan Cromwell Coslett Traveling Fellowship
Leigh Van Duzer

Department of Fine Arts

Dedalus Foundation Award
Fulbright Grant
Antonio Eli McAfee

The Toby Devan Lewis Foundation Prize
Tetsugo Hyakutake

Undergraduate Fine Arts

Fine Arts Major Senior Award
Rachel Gogel

Fine Arts Chair's Award
Manya Scheps

The Becky Young Photography Prize
Matthew Thomas Cianfrani

Fine Arts Junior Photography Prize
Elizabeth Cunningham

Leigh Van Duzer's work featured in "Bubble 'n Squeak"

Leigh Van Duzer, Video Store 12

Rebekah Templeton Gallery
Exhibition Dates: May 14-June 20, 2009
Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Bubble and Squeak, a group exhibition highlighting the work of first year Master of Fine Arts students Fritz Horstman, Jennifer Jones-O’Neil, Jiwon Lee, Heather Ramsdale and Leigh Van Duzer, some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most promising emerging artists.

Leigh Van Duzer’s photographs detail an interior space rich with narrative and engorged with structural decay. Her photographs deal with the detritus of human activity. Van Duzer’s recent series involves photographing a bankrupt video store as a ‘container of history’.

NEXT: Emerging Phildelaphia Photographers, June 26 Deadline for entry

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will open this August with its inaugural exhibition NEXT: Emerging Phildelaphia Photographers. Juror: Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography at Woodstock Selected entries will be exhibited in PPAC's new exhibition space in the Crane Arts Building from August 18 - November 29, 2009. First, second, and third prize winners will receive, $500, $300, and $200 gift certificates respectively for digital services at PPAC. The competition is open to all subject matter and photographic processes.

Future leader of the arts community...

Matthew Thomas Cianfrani participates in Nexus Selects 2009.

"EastWestSouthNorth" reviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer!

Tetsugo Hyakutake participates in PhotoEspaña 2009.

PhotoEspaña 2009 is a Festival of Photography and Visual Arts that
will take place from 3 June to 26 July with Madrid, Lisbon, and Cuenca
as its host cities. The event will comprise of 72 exhibitions spread
across a total of 60 exhibition spaces, with 248 artists and creators
of 40 nationalities participating. As part of the festival, Tetsugo Hyakutake has been invited to participate in Descubrimienos PHE Madrid.

"Pathos and Irony: Industrial Still-Life in Japan #12"