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  • November 12th, 13th and 14th, 2014
  • Icebox
  • 7pm-8pm
  • $15 general/$10 DancePass and underemployed - cash only at the door

November 12-14 2014, choreographer Meg Foley and artist J. Louise Makary will present two new live performance experiments in examining what is within the bounds of us and what is out. What is ours to hold and control, and where does that space end? Foley’s Togetherish is an experiment in collaging formal, choreographic methods as a way to get people closer: closer together, closer to themselves, closer to you, closer to the mess, closer to clarity, closer to whatever imagined reality they prefer and want to share. Makary’s Drunk and High: A Duet takes its cues from socially acceptable forms of losing control and imposes order and choreographic structure to this common experience of letting go. All at once and all together now, we are individuals remaking and demonstrating the/our moment. So let’s do it.

featuring amazing performances by:
Eun Jung Choi
Drew Kaiser
Je Kim
J Louise Makary
Michael Vincent Pusey
Christina Zani

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Lairs of Self In Everyday Life

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  • Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6pm-10pm
  • The Icebox
  • Early Bird Special: $10 Online Special: $20 Door: $25 Students: $10

Presented By DesignPhiladelphia:

DesignPhiladelphia proudly presents the Official Closing Ceremony for the 2014 festival, Lairs of Self in Everyday Life. In their premier personal collaboration, Sean Martorana and Dejha Ti invite you to play with their combined psyche, revealing their designs and adding your own. Lairs of Self explores how identity changes shape, moment to moment, day by day. Commandeer this kaleidoscope made from the very stuff that makes each of us. Discover the layers that shroud two designers. Perhaps you’ll discover your own.

Lairs of Self is an immersive and interactive 10 projector installation; projections map to the colossal walls of the Crane Arts Icebox and wash against custom fabricated Corian® sculptures. Attendees are encouraged to interact amidst a series of filmed experiments to create live permutations of the design. Lairs of Self is an impressive end to DesignPhiladelphia’s 10th annual celebration of art, design, and technology.

Credits:
Art Direction & Design: Sean Martorana & Dejha Ti
Words: Adam Teterus
Interactive Development: Jarvus Innovations
Music & Sound Design: Tim Motzer, 1k Recordings
Vocals: Kyra Garèy
Sculpture Design: Sean Martorana & Dejha Ti
Sculpture Materials & Fabrication: DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces and C.H. Briggs
Mapping & Video Systems: BRDG Studios and Dejha Ti
2D & 3D Animation: Kipp Jarden, Joe Seifert and Dejha Ti
Av Equipment: Advanced Staging, Crane Arts & BRDG Studios
Kiosk Fabrication: NextFab
Sponsorship Support: Weblinc

About Design Philadelphia
DesignPhiladephia, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, is the oldest and largest design event of its kind in the country and annually showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals. Experience design in unexpected ways through more than 120 exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, talks, and events held in venues across the city. Learn about wide-ranging topics, including architecture, urban planning, landscape, graphic, multi-media, product, furniture design, fashion, and the like. This year’s festival kicks off on the evening of October 8th and events run from October 8th – 17th. For more information on planning an event, sponsoring, advertising, or attending the 2014 Festival, visit designphiladelphia.org.

Tickets: http://lairsofself.ticketleap.com/

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A Room Full of Questions

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  • October 9th- 18th 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: October 9th 6-9pm
  • Gallery 101
  • Special Hours: Monday – Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

We are living at a time when technological advancement is moving faster than ever, and never before has business and technology been so interconnected with humanity, the earth, and its natural resources.

A Room Full of Questions explores design as a tool and its role and ability to project possible consequences inspire productive debate and facilitate solutions. The public will be asked to participate by voting on topics that they believe to be most pressing.

The Ellie Joan Collective is a group of curious folks who make, curate, debate and explore.

More info: http://aroomfullofquestions.com + http://www.elliejoan.com

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Three – A special show for POST 2014

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  • October 25th & 26th 2014 from 12-6PM
  • Gallery 101
  • Free & Open To The Public

Presented By Crane Arts and The Center For Emerging Visual Artists:

Jaimee Newman’s new series of paintings are a cross-over into the realm of abstraction. Her large-scale paintings open the door to this unseen world while still capturing her deeply-rooted passion for figurative studies and integrative sculptural framing elements. The intersection between these two realms have been inspired by ‘moments’, much like deja vu. Evolution in Jaimee’s work is evident, with each piece inspiring the next, and she is delighted to take you on a journey with her.

Linda Dubin Garfield – A Philadelphia artist who creates colorful works on paper that combine traditional printmaking, mixed media & digital technology based on her love of travel, the mystery of memory & the magic of place.

Barbara Gesshel – My work has centered around nature from the very beginning & recently, I’ve been moving from images which have been sky, cloud & storm based, with an emphasis on variations of the color Blue. These current images have been directly influenced by the Au Plein Air work & installations I’ve been doing at both the Schuylkill & Delaware Rivers as part of Art in the Open, reflecting the flow of the water & the various colors & patterns which occur as part of the hourly changes.

Special printmaking workshop will be held by Linda Dubin- Garfiled on Sunday –
Make your own one-of-a-kind prints!
More info: http://philaopenstudios.org/

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Study of Opposites

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  • October 9th- November 9th 2014
  • Second Thursday October 9th, 2014, 6-9pm
  • The Archive Space
  • Weds – Sat 12 – 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Presented By Crane Arts:

Stefanie Fuoco and Kevin McWilliams are collaborating on this exhibition that explores the idea of opposites and represents a fusion of their individual artistic practices and interests. Fuoco is a fiber artist whose work explores tactility through combining weaving with natural materials such as driftwood. Her weavings are quick sketches, vignettes of that moment. They each live out a single emotion. This particular technique and materials used allows her to give the textiles a sculptural dimension. McWilliams is an artist whose work documents candid portraits of his friends and narratives from his everyday life through film photography. Combining these works into one space, the viewer is challenged to make formal and conceptual connections within each of the mediums and explore what happens in a Study of Opposites.

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Rethinking Design Education – a panel discussion

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  • October 14th 6 – 8pm
  • Gallery 105
  • Free and Open to the Public

Presented By Queensland College of Art :

Does design education lack imagination? While trash heaps and sweatshops accumulate, design programs remain fixated on a curriculum fashioned at the height of Machine Age utopia. Could design education be better optimized to support entrepreneurial initiatives like upcycling,
repair workshops, resource-sharing, retrofitting, recoding and re-conceptualizing space?

Panelists include: Denise Gonzales-Crisp (North Carolina State University), Andrew Dahlgren (Parsons the New School), Alex Gilliam (Public Workshop)
Chair: Peter Hall (Griffith University Queensland College of Art)

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a part of DesignPhiladelhpia 2014
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Design in Flux

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  • October 9th – 18th 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: October 9th 6-9pm
  • Gallery 105
  • Special Hours – Monday – Saturday 12-6
  • Free & Open To The Public

Presented By Queensland College of Art:

Design in Flux is an exhibition about the state of current and future design practice, taking design as an unfinished entity. It features exploratory design work in 2D, 3D, analog and digital media, representing ongoing design research at Queensland College of Art. The exhibition aims to shed light on the presumptions that lie behind current design processes, and provoke us to think about new ways forward.

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This Project is part of DesignPhiladelhpia 2014
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AWFUL Wrestling

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  • One Night Only: October 9th from 6-9PM
  • The Icebox
  • Free & Open To The Public

Presented by the Icebox Project Space & Jerry Kaba:

Jerry Kaba and Crane Arts invite you to enjoy a night of Beer, Music, and AWFUL. AWFUL (Art Wrestling Federation Urban League.) promises to deliver a night of truly awful amateur wrestling entertainment. In the ring you will see artist vs. artist, collective vs. collective, and some other truly strange characters. In addition to the wrestling there will be live music, and other visual stimulation. Come out and have a shout with us. It is October so feel free to come in costume, its not required but encouraged.

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Moon Over Me

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  • September 10th - October 4th 2014
  • Reception: September 11th, 6 - 9pm
  • Archive Space
  • Wed - Sat 12 - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

“Moon Over Me” is a mixed media installation by local printmaker Bailey M. Chick. The piece is an exploration of Middle Childhood, a psychological term used to define the developmental period just before puberty marked by a shift in cognitive ability. It is during this stage that awareness of one’s self as a being more complexly defined than by blunt physical characteristics solidifies. As a result, comparison to one’s peers physically and intellectually becomes a gauge of self-worth. This stage is crucial in staging the future of the individual, and it could be argued especially important to the well-being of females as puberty begins earlier than their male peers and physicality becomes increasingly interwoven with their self-worth.

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Three Themes: Contemporary Connections With Paul Stand

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  • September 11th – November 8th, 2014
  • Reception: September 11th, 6 - 9pm
  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
  • Tues - Thurs 12-8pm / Fri - Sat 12-6pm / Sun - Mon - Closed
  • Free & Open To The Public

Paul Strand was an important modernist photographer working in the first half of the twentieth century. He photographed primarily in three genres: portraiture, street photography, and abstraction. Today, Strand’s influence can still be felt.

Included in this exhibition are three photographers, Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard and Paul Salveson, working in these same genres to push the medium in new and innovative directions while exploring more contemporary issues. This exhibition invites viewers to contemplate these issues and form their own connections between photography of the past and the present.

Tanyth Berkeley (b. 1969) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Berkeley’s portraits are intimate and nuanced depictions of individuals who tend to be marginalized and ignored by society. The photographs to invite viewers to question their definitions and expand the accepted boundaries of normality and beauty. Three Themes features seven photographs by Berkeley including three of her terrific, full-length portraits from the “Love Parade” series. Also included are two selections from Berkeley’s “Orchidaceae” series and two portraits of her most important muse, Grace.

Doug Rickard (b. 1968) lives and works in El Dorado Hills, CA. Rickard explores the United States utilizing Google Maps’ “street view” feature to find areas, which, because of high rates of poverty and unemployment, to him represent the “anti-American” dream. He then photographs these images on the screen of his home computer to challenge conventional notions of street photography and probe the complex issue of privacy rights. Nine of Rickard’s works from the series “A New American Picture” are included in the exhibition.

Paul Salveson (b. 1984) lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Salveson photographs assemblages of everyday objects that test viewers’ perspectives, creating a disorienting abstraction through quotidian items as a new form of the traditional still life, focusing on an increasingly rampant American consumerist culture.

This exhibition was organized by PPAC’s Founder and Executive Director, Sarah Stolfa and Dan Leers. Leers is an independent curator currently based in New York City.

This exhibition is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

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Emma Rochester & Janell Wysock: Leaning into the Earth

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  • September 11th to September 27th
  • Reception: September 11th, 6 - 9pm
  • Gallery 105
  • Wed - Sat 12 - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Emma Rochester is currently the International Artist in Residence at Crane Arts from July to October 2014. ”Leaning Into The Earth’ is the second in a series of two exhibitions that explore the focus of her creative production and research whilst at Crane Arts.

Janell Wysock is a textile designer and maker of finely crafted knitwear and wovens for men and women. The rhythm of sequences, light and tex¬ture found in the nat¬ural world is brought to life in her ready to wear cre¬ations made through the weav¬ing process or hand loomed on the knit¬ting machine. Having studied at Moore Col¬lege of Art and Design, Wysock weaves together both contemporary art practices and textile design.

Together the pair will develop and extend Emma Rochester’s previous exhibition that centres upon, ideas of nomadic spirituality and feminist studies concerned with the Goddess movement. Rochester is using this period of creative development at Crane Arts to develop new works relating to her recent one month trip to Crete exploring ancient sites for the divine feminine from temple sites to Homeric caves to grottos. Allowing ‘ Leaning into The Earth,’ to be a predominantly textile based exhibition that hinges on concepts of pilgrimage and embodied Goddess spirituality.

Emma Rochester is a PHD candidate at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Her current PhD project, which investigates the relationship between feminism, landscape and deity, has been funded through a Queensland College of the Arts Postgraduate Research Grant.

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In Liquid Presents Jen McCleary

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  • September 11 - November 7, 2014
  • Second Thursday receptions: September 11 & October 9, 6-9pm
  • The Hall
  • Wed - Sat 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

InLiquid presents Cut & Paste: New Mixed-Media and Digital Collages, a solo exhibition by artist member Jen McCleary. Jen McCleary’s digital and mixed-media work explores the connections between these two very different ways of creating layered collage images. Her images are inspired by scientific imagery, dreamlike imagined landscapes, dualities such as light/dark, complexity/simplicity, and the obvious beauty of nature and the sometimes hidden beauty of urban decay.

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Prints and Process with Tom Vance and Amze Emmons

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  • September 11 - October 4, 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: September 11th, 6 - 9pm
  • Second State Press
  • by appointment
  • Free & Open To The Public

Second State Press has participated in Philagrafika’s Invitational Portfolio Program since 2011. Through the program we’ve been introduced to a pair of Philadelphian makers, Tom Vance and Amze Emmons, whose embrace of the collaborative process has yielded two incredible prints.

Join us this Second Thursday, September 11th from 6-9PM for a look inside the process. In addition to the portfolio prints, we’ll hang drawings, proofs, films, and hand written notes….some that represent substantive changes in direction, others that don’t. This event is free and open to the public. The work will be on view for the month of September.

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The Five Obstructions: UArts MFA Candidate Exhibition

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  • Tuesday 8/12 - Saturday 8/16
  • Opening Thurs 8/12 6-9pm
  • Gallery 106
  • Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Featuring the work of current UArts MFA candidates Robert Darabos
Cheryl Christopher, Halah Alfadl, Kathleen Greco, and Brian Kubecki.

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United States: 2013-14 Fob Holders of Second State Press

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  • August 14th - September 30th
  • Opening Reception: August 14th 2014 from 6-9PM
  • Second State Press
  • By appointment. info@secondstatepress.org
  • Free & Open To The Public

Second State Press presents “United States” an exhibition of artwork created by Fob Holders from the past twelve months. SSP’s Fob Holders help in the daily running of the print shop in exchange for access to the studio.

Methods of printmaking, drawing, and more are represented in the work of these ten recent Fob Holders. The work demonstrates the range of concept and method of these artists, who have worked alongside one another and other members at Second State Press in the last year.

Artists: Mark Rice, Heather McMordie, Devin Kovach, Nicole Rinier, Lauren Pakradooni, Matthew Colaizzo, Mariko Perry, Julia Fox, Dominique Ellis, Kim Jackson.

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Queensland College of Art presents Emma Rochester

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  • August 14th –September 6th 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: August 14, 6-9pm
  • Crane International Project Space (Gallery 105)
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

Australian artist Emma Rochester, uses her body as a channel to investigate the iconic power of nature – a terminal through which explorations of imagination, memory, and sensorial understandings of gendered landscapes are filtered and structured into multilayered works. Exploring ideas of the feminine as allegory for natural environs. Rochester creates site-specific projects that comprise of written reflections and intuitive drawings, textile design, sculpture, video art, and performance works.

Rochester is currently the International Artist in Residence at Crane Arts from July to September 2014. Touching The Earth is the first in a series of two exhibitions that will explore the focus of her creative production and research whilst at Crane Arts.

Working with ideas of nomadic spirituality and feminist studies concerned with the Goddess movement, Rochester is using this period of creative development to develop new works. Rochester recently spent one month in Crete exploring ancient sites for the divine feminine from temple sites to Homeric caves to grottos. Allowing ‘Touching The Earth,’ to be a predominantly textile based exhibition that hinges on concepts of pilgrimage and embodied Goddess spirituality.

Emma Rochester is a PHD candidate at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Her current PhD project, which investigates the relationship between feminism, landscape and deity, has been funded through a Queensland College of the Arts Postgraduate Research Grant.

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InLiquid presents Mark Havens

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  • July 21 - September 5, 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: August 14, 6-9pm
  • Crane Hall
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

Mark Havens Out of Season is a sprawling series of photographs taken over seven years exploring Wildwood, NJ in its off season. The photographs examine mid-century modernist architecture, parking lots, and signs, much of which have since been demolished. Utterly absent of human presence, yet still fully furnished and fully lit, Out of Season offers a captivating, bizarre, and nostalgic documentation of a thin slice of time.

A slide show of Out of Season sequenced from dawn to night will play on the Media Wall at Commerce Square during Center City District Sips, beginning Wednesday, July 16, through August 20.

Three short slideshows of Out of Season will screen on the Kimmel Cube throughout the month of August. The slideshows will feature imagery particular to the time of day, one for the morning, one for the afternoon, and one for the night. The sensitivity to the time of day further emphasizes the importance of time and place inherent to the series.

More info on InLiquid here.

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Begin Where You Are

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  • August 14th - September 13th, 2014
  • Closing Reception: September 11th from 6 – 9pm
  • Icebox
  • Wed - Sat 12-6pm / Mon – Wed by appointment
  • Free & Open To The Public

Begin Where You Are presents a broad range of artists living in Philadelphia, each with distinct modes of working, yet connected by an earnest vitality representative of the city itself. The integrity of each artist’s practice, combined with unique conversations across works throughout the show creates a complicated and contemplative dialogue. A renewed appreciation for the breadth and complexity of our common place is forged through these new relationships.

Exhibiting Artists:
Eric Abaka, Stefan Abrams, Anthony Campuzano, Micah Danges, Christopher Davison, Dechemia, Tim Eads, Kevin Finklea, Sarah Gamble, Tyler Kline, Kocot and Hatton Patrick Maguire, Virgil Marti, Quentin Morris, Eileen Neff, Karyn Olivier, Daniel Petraitis, Shelley Spector, Becky Suss, Paul Swenbeck, Shanna Waddell, Linda Yun, Marc Zajack

Performances:
Off-site Interlude – Laura Bernstein
Saturday, 8/23, 7pm – I am the One Who Knocks, New Dreamz
Saturday, 9/06, 7pm – Kris Harzinski & Will Haughery, Meg Foley
Saturday, 9/13, 5pm – Elisa Gabor, Meg Foley

Curated by Anna Neighbor, Timothy Belknap and Ryan McCartney

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InLiquid presents From The Studio

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  • July 10 – 31, 2014
  • Second Thursday Reception: July 10, 6 – 9pm
  • The Hall
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

InLiquid will be displaying select works currently at its studio space, showcasing work by its Artist Members and community. This collection traces common themes used in the varied work of our artists.

The public hours for the Crane Arts Building are noon – 6 pm, Wednesday – Saturday, and until 9 pm on the Second Thursday of each month.

More info: http://inliquid.org/happenings/inliquid-projects/crane-hall/from-the-studio-crane-hall/

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New Music at Crane Arts in Conjunction with the Crossing Choir Presents MoM III

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  • Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 7pm
  • The Icebox
  • This event requires tickets (use link below)

6th Annual Month of Moderns Festival

MoM III:
Gavin Bryars world premiere: The Fifth Century
with PRISM Saxophone Quartet
Stratis Minakakis: Monteverdi Responsories (2008)
Tõnu Kõrvits: Hymns from the Western Coast (2009)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 7pm
The Icebox at Crane Arts
1400 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA
Download the Festival Program

Looking for something to do pre-concert? Visit our Kensington, Northern Liberties, Fishtown Project page.

We’ve waited a long time and with much anticipation for this meeting of minds – our internationally-recognized friends at PRISM will join us in a work created for this collaboration by one of the world’s most familiar composing names, Gavin Bryars. Known for evocative texts in sparse, pensive settings, Bryars’ music has been described as “both uplifting and emotionally draining in equal measure.” (The Guardian). Rounding out the program are two contrasting works: the exuberant Hymns of the Western Coast (2009) of Estonian Tõnu Kõrvits, and the fascinatingly beautiful micro-tonal fantasia on Monteverdi motets by Greek composer Statis Minakakis, Monteverdi Responsories (2008).

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