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South Philly Mural is Reborn: Introducing “Autumn 2: The Reckoning”

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It’s been almost one year since the hallowed “Autumn” mural at 9th and Bainbridge was cast into eternal darkness by new construction. Fortunately for its past admirers who fought doggedly to preserve the mural, artist David Guinn has been able to reprise his work at Fleisher Art Memorial on Catharine Continue reading »

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“Earthships” Set to Make Philly Landing Later This Year

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Despite the fact that concrete and blacktop compose the skeleton of our city, Philadelphia is making huge progress in becoming an eco-friendly, urban area. We were just listed as one of the World’s 10 Best Cities for Parks and we’re also home to the LEED Certified Barnes Foundation. Now, Philadelphia’s Continue reading »

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Watch: Philly Tilt-Shift

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Philly is all about perspective and if you only watch the headlines that highlight our shootings, stabbings, hit-and-runs and random acts of vandalism, your perspective may be a little skewed. So, if you’ve become somewhat disenchanted with the City of Brotherly Love, turn your attention to “Philatopia,” a tilt-shift short Continue reading »

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Kimmel Center to Get a Chic, Earthy Makeover

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It seems that almost every week some place in Philly is getting an eco-friendly makeover. From the new Barnes Foundation on the Parkway, to the self-sufficient, spaceship-shaped houses that grow their own food supply, Philly’s now firmly in its “Green Period.” And next in line for an eco-boost is the Continue reading »

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Give DIY a Try with the West Philly Tool Library

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What do Portland and Philadelphia have in common other than beginning with the letter “p”? Tools.  Libraries full of tools. No, we’re not talking about the sketchy people you often find wandering around inner-city libraries.  We’re talking about warehouses filled with power and hand tools that can be rented by Continue reading »

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Street Performance Interprets the I-Ching at 40th and Walnut

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On Friday afternoon, 40th and Walnut transformed into a stage for a somewhat enigmatic public art performance titled I-Ching by Chinese artist Huang Rui. Organized by the Slought Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania, the show was a part of Chinese artist Ko Siu Lan’s monthlong exhibit at UPenn. Huang Continue reading »

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Robert “Peanut Butter” Woodward Transforms SEPTA Station with Art Install

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After two years and a $150,000 grant from SEPTA, local artist Robert “Peanut Butter” Woodward is about to complete his art installation at Girard’s stop on the Broad Street Line; and boy, is it trippy. Woodward, who’s apparently “painted the guests’ bodies at Cher’s birthday party” (for whatever that’s worth), Continue reading »

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