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    The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) has an upcoming documentary photography show entitled "Displaced." Two photographers are showcased in this exhibition: Noah Addis and Bohyun Yoon. The opening will be on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will also feature a reception and talks by the...
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    As you may know, Bridgette Mayer Gallery is in the process of renovating its gallery space at 709 Walnut St. With the influx of new galleries and collectives and the renewal of tried-and-true locations like Bridgette Mayer, it’s hard to deny that Philadelphia’s creative scene is experiencing a renaissance. Bridgette...
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    A new gallery downtown is filling a very important niche, and they have some great work on display right now. Prelude Gallery, near 20th and Pine, is a showcase for current students and recent graduates — many of whom were referred by their teachers. There are a wide array of...
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    This past Friday PhilaMOCA — The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (it’s located in an old showroom for tombstones) — hosted a dual event, which was part documentary video, part rock show, but all around awesome and informative. To kick off the night, there was...
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    Philadelphia was well represented recently at San Francisco’s Brave New Voices poetry slam — the longest ongoing spoken word event in the world. The 2011 competition, which just went down on July 23, was won by a team of Philadelphia poets. Funded by the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement, a Knight...
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    Philadelphia Traction Company is about to have an exterior makeover, courtesy of artist Joe Boruchow. The members of the Traction Company approached Boruchow earlier this year about creating a site-specific installation to enliven the boarded-up windows of its building at 41st Street and Haverford Avenue. This will be Boruchow’s largest...
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    Knight Arts Grantee Vox Populi certainly has a lot going on this month. It is currently exhibiting its show “Vox VII,” which is quite a whopper of an exhibition. Narrowing down the more than 25 artists to some of the highlights is a feat in itself, but there are definitely...
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    Artist Mat Tomezsko recently undertook a project in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Manayunk Development Corporation to reflect the historical and contemporary feel of Manayunk through a series of street art paintings. Many of these pieces line Main Street in this North Philly area...
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    This month at Marginal Utility, Eric McDade displays the dregs of art, professionalism and effort with a result that is both absurd and challenging. The show’s lackluster sign — a piece of 8-and-a-half -inch by 11-inch printer paper — states the name of the artist and show in no-larger-than-14-point font....
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    July at Grizzly Grizzly offers a tight, if efficient, use of the small gallery’s space and explorations that are far more mental than aesthetic. The show by artist Jeff Williams is entitled "There is Not Anything That Returns to Nothing," and the creations within it confront our notions of materials,...
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    In my book, little is more exciting than a new gallery in Philadelphia. The newcomer to Old City’s gallery community is Fourth Wall Arts, which, in its infancy (the gallery itself is only a month old), already has some very fine art hanging on all four of its walls, as...