While the worlds of art and history keep rolling along, and while I learn about interesting arts-related topics that would be great to write about, my life is in a state of upheaval as I try to juggle work, caring for a toddler, and a cross-country move. As of next week, I will no longer … Continue reading Westward Ho!
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
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!