Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sarah Davenport features Wilmington photography in Philadelphia debut

“Portraits of A Queen”
by Sarah Davenport

For Davenport's debut in Philadelphia, her series featuring fine art film portraits in Wilmington's pre-construction Queen Theatre will be on display at Square Peg Artery & Salvage in Rittenhouse Square throughout January.

The medium-format film images were captured in the vacant treasure as it was left in 1959. And after much deliberation, pioneers in the community have taken The Queen under their wings and partnered with Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live to create an Arts and Entertainment venue like no other.

“The series is a labour of love. A love for art, history, and the opportunity to be part of something that will change the face of a city.”

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Light Up The Queen Foundation.

Artist Reception January 9, 2010 6-8 PM • Square Peg Artery & Salvage 108 S. 20th Street • Rittenhouse Square • Philadelphia, PA 19103 •

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NWAA Director Michael Kalmbach recognized by the art blog & Spark Weekly

The ladies at the art blog have recently posted the recipients of the annual Liberta-awards. New Wilmington Art Association is pleased to announce that our very own Michael Kalmbach is the runner-up for the Risky Business Award. For those of you who grew up with Michael in Somerset, you already know that Michael did his best to duplicate this famous Tom Cruise movie every time his parents left town! Through NWAA, he has proven that he still knows how to throw a party.

Spark Weekly also recognized Kalmbach's efforts this week, naming him one of the 9 Most Intriguing People of 2009.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ruedazuela in The Review

So, unluckily it didn't make print becaue of lack of space, but still there was this little online article written about my performance at UD with the piece Ruedazuela.
Heres the link to the article... check it out:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

UD@Crane Presents Material Impact

The University of Delaware

1400 N American Street
Philadelphia PA 19122

Material Impact

Opening Reception
Thursday December 10 from 6 to 9

Exhibition Continues through January 31
Gallery Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 12 - 6

Material Impact features the work of:

Lauren Comito, Janet Hethorn UD Chair, Art Department, Joe Ives, David Meyer, UD Faculty, Sculpture, Lisa Murch and Robert Straight, UD Faculty, Painting.

Poetry Reading December 10:
Devon Miller-Dugan, UD Faculty, English Department and Piotr Florczyk, UD Faculty, English Department

Downstairs Exhibition and Workshop Accomplished with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Big Picture Sites at Waring Elementary and Wissahickon Charter School

The third show of the year at UD@Crane is "Material Impact", an exhibition, poetry reading and workshop exploring the context of art, objects and material in relation to our contemporary thinking and concerns. The focus of this exhibition is around the impression, influence and effect of materials and their use as a vehicle for creating questions not only about the future of our environment but of our thoughts, actions and experience. Artists have been invited to participate who either have a main focus of material and impact in their work or have, as a byproduct of material choices, a conversation of this theme occurring around their work. Any looking can be framed in a context of questioning materials creating an awareness of ones position. This may translate to a shift in subjective experience, environmental and sustainability questions or objective explorations about culture. A poetry reading in connection with the University of Delaware English department will feature the work of two noted faculty members; Devon Miller-Dugan and Piotr Florczyk. The readings will touch upon the themes explored in the exhibition. UD@Crane will partner with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Big Picture in a material impact workshop. Students from select Big Picture art education sites in Philadelphia will make objects that explore materials, meaning and landscape. Workshops will focus on sustainability and materials as a means for creation. The objects those students make will be exhibited in the downstairs gallery at UD@Crane.