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Flying Kite Media Opening Event to Be on November 8th

Our friends at Flying Kite Media  will be holding the opening on November 8th of “Transformation 19124” an art exhibition at their “On the Ground” headquarters at St. Marks church.

At the same time there will be another Community paint day and an opportunity meet Cesar Viveros the artist who for the Mural Arts Program.

This is a good time to come by and meet the Flying Kite folks and we’ll be there as well.  You get two for the price of one.

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Coming Up This Weekend at the Globe Dye Works

Catagenesis: Closing Reception

15 site specific installations

at Globe Dye Works

4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia

Sunday, October 21, 2012: 2:00 – 6:00 pm 

Exhibition opens at noon
Nivi Alroy, Christine Altman, Pam Bowman, Gandalf Gavan, Carolyn Healy and John Phillips, Joseph Leroux, Elizabeth Mackie, Ryan Mandell, David Meyer, Michael Morgan, David Page, Scott Pellnat, Reece Terris, Jacqueline Weaver  and Timothy McMurray, Damian Yanessa   
 Healy Phillips  Mackie Yanessa


  Special Events: 
  3:00 pm: Regina Lee Blaszczyk

  Lecture: “Rainbow Makers: The Quest for the Perfect Color”

Book signing and reception to follow

      Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Visiting Scholar in the Department of the History and Sociology of    Science at the University of Pennsylvania and an associate editor at the Journal of Design History. Her seven books include Imagining Consumers, Producing Fashion, American Consumer Society, 1865-2005, and her new book by MIT Press, The Color Revolution.


  4:00 pm:  Special performance of Camp X by David Page
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Emma Gardner Comes Back to Frankford at the Globe

Emma Gardner

Frankford native, Emma Gardner, returned with an exhibition of twelve new paintings at Rachel Citrino’s B102 Gallery at the Globe Dye Works on Saturday the 13th.  The show will run each Saturday and Sunday through November 4th.  Gardner grew up on Harrison Street and attended Frankford High School, then went on to the University of Delaware.  She now lives in Flagstaff Arizona.

The subjects of the paintings are the roller derby girls of Flagstaff’s High Altitude Roller Derby team and the result is as colorful as the sport itself.  There is something special about skeletal girls in roller derby gard.  When I read about this I had one expectation and when I saw them, it turned out to be entirely something else.  It works really well.  The skeletons have personalities and charm.  I will never think of Pipi Longstockings in quite the same way.

Stop by the Globe Saturday or Sunday between Noon and 5 and have a look for yourself.  The show is open through November 4th.


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Progress on the Frankford Murals

Work has been moving along on the Frankford murals.  The panels on the building opposite Womrath Park are almost finished.  Work on the wall of the building that faces the North end of Womrath Park is underway.

I met Cesar Viveros there this week with two other artists as they were mounting the painted panels and on the prepared surface of the wall.  This wall is large and is made up of many individual panels that have been painted previously.  The people who participated in the community paint days will be able to recognize what they painted.

Each wall has to be prepared before the panels, made of a strong but thin cloth, are attached.  After the panels are mounted, there is some touch up work necessary but you can see from the slide show below that it is already shaping up as a monumental work.

There will be a ceremony in the Spring when the last work is complete.  Until then we’ll continue to post updates.

If you happen to go by, feel free to stop and say hello to the artists.  They are a friendly bunch and like to talk about their work.