Despite the impending descent of Pope Francis on Philadelphia (you may have heard about it),Pope Up is somehow the only papal entry in this year’s Fringe Festival. A medley of artists across various mediums will display their vision of his visit. Deanna McLaughlin addresses the commercial side of the event in creating the Pope Tote, Pope-pourri, Pope Soap, etc. Sculptor Joan Menapace’s “Tend Your Flock” is concerned with the lack of attention given to transgender Catholics. Clifford Bailey’s church steeple, made with rebar, represents lost churches that were once proud symbols of their communities. Several artists use a feminist lens to examine the Catholic Church through sculpture, painting, even a “Pope Binder.” Sept. 5-6, 12-13, 19, free, Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth St. —SJ Punderson
Source – Philadelphia CityPaper: Fringe Picks!