I learned of a major gap in my knowledge of the art world last week while at the post office of all places. I was sending birthday presents to my niece and nephew who live on the other side of the country, and while contemplating my shipping options I saw one of those sheets of … Continue reading Martín Ramírez; or, My Artistic Education at the Post Office
Apropos of my post yesterday, Inga Saffron of the Inquirer wrote this piece about Pearl Properties' development plans for the old Boyd Theater. She says, "That isn't architecture; it's a colorful form of weatherproofing." And further, "You can see mediocre metal boxes just like this going up all over Philadelphia. Actually, they're appearing in cities across America." … Continue reading Development at the Site of the Boyd Theater
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a win for the arts in Philadelphia with the Association for Public Art’s acquisition of Roxy Paine’s Symbiosis. This week, I’m writing about a big loss for the arts in Philadelphia. While running errands in Center City, I stumbled upon a demolition in progress. I was a … Continue reading Philly Loses The Boyd Theater, Art Deco Treasure
Last week I was really sick. I had one of those illnesses (some sort of evil virus?) that made me weep when I tried to swallow and spiked my temperature. In the morning, I went upstairs to get dressed and inadvertently took a two-hour nap. One of those. Lucky for me, my husband was home … Continue reading The Joy of Seeing, The Joy of Creating
This past fall, my schedule worked out so that I was home with my son on Mondays. To give us both something to do, I decided to start taking him to a toddler story hour at our branch of the local library. We would walk there since it’s such a pleasant walk, winding past the … Continue reading Hooray for Public Art!