Food/Film: Eraserhead – Fringe Arts

Monday, May 15, 2017 – 8pm
Venue: FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Corner of Columbus Blvd and Race Street

“What makes Eraserhead great—and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch’s films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it’s the single-mindedness of its vision.” –Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

David Lynch’s surreal and seminal feature-length film debut portrays Philadelphia as a desolate black-and-white industrial landscape, devoid of warmth. The film is at once a beautiful look into the mind of protagonist Harry (Jack Nance), a lost dreamer, and a haunting portrayal of marriage and responsibility.

$20 / includes film and light meal (stay tuned for menu details)

Source: Food/Film: Eraserhead – Fringe Arts

The Complete TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME – Tickets – PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA – May 19th, 2017 | Ticketfly

UPDATE: 2nd screening added for Friday, May 20 at 7:30, tickets available now: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1452194

To celebrate the upcoming resurrection of TWIN PEAKS, PhilaMOCA will host a screening of the complete 3.5 hour cut of TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME. It’s the original theatrical cut with all of the Missing Pieces footage integrated throughout according to the film’s original script. That means more Special Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak), more Phillip Jeffries (David Bowie), appearances from just about every character from the original program that were removed from the theatrical cut (Big Ed, Truman, Pete, Andy, Lucy, Hawk, so many more!), and more footage of the Black Lodge that provides insight into the show’s mysteries and complements Mark Frost’s recent book. The result feels more like an extended episode of the original show and will surely please those who were left unsatisfied with the film’s original cut.

Lynch himself stated that the last seven days of Laura Palmer’s life are integral to the new season so now is your chance to catch up before the show debuts the following night.

Friday, May 19 : Doors 7:00, Movie 7:30, $10 admission
Saturday, May 20 : Doors 7:00, Movie 7:30, sold out

PhilaMOCA
531 N. 12th Street
http://www.philamoca.org/

Source: The Complete TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME – Tickets – PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA – May 19th, 2017 | Ticketfly

Mural Dedication: Charles Burwell in Spring Arts

Thursday, April 27 at 4 PM – 5 PM
1016 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3725, United States

We’re dedicating the Spring Arts gallery’s first permanent mural, created by Philadelphia artist Charles Burwell with Mural Arts Art Education students from Northeast High School and Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts!

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Burwell, an internationally known abstract painter, and on-site teaching artists Brad Carney and Jamee Grigsby, have been working with these young artists-in-training how to create templates for replicating large-scale geometric shapes with mechanical accuracy.

The Spring Arts District, Mural Arts’ first rotating outdoor gallery—a collaboration with Arts & Crafts Holdings in the post-industrial Callowhill neighborhood.

Source: Mural Dedication: Charles Burwell in Spring Arts

Art Without A Message 2

From the bad brains behind Dead Flower’s Circus-Sideshow comes a mind melting, art installation without one vision but many. Art Without a Message is an open ended creative collaboration for the masses. The ingredients are performance art + visual art and everything in between. We give Philadelphia artists a space to create and then we all see what happens.

Hosted by Dead Flower’s veteran funny grrrl, Aliya Strychnine.

Join us for multi-media art extravaganza with no boundaries!

With performances by:

Aliya Strychnine
Anthony Taylor
Anomie Fatale
Cory Kram
DeeVa
Shizu Homma
Pretty Girl
+ Sloopygoop

With visual art by:

Amelia Josephina
Jackson Kay
Jason Lutz
Robert Dicks
Artists from SpArc Philadelphia
Artists vendors
+ more!!!

Hosted by:

Aliya Strychnine

Doors at 7pm with artist’s reception to follow // Performances at 10pm, $5-$15 donation suggested for performance artists

18+

3rd Fl, Upstairs with elevator, front entrance has three steps. Will be acquiring portable ramp for future shows.

Beverages provided for 21+ with donation

319 Performance Space (aka AUX @ Vox Populi)
319 N. 11th St. 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA, 191407

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Call for Artists – A More Perfect Union: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia — Asian Arts Initiative

A MORE PERFECT UNION: CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOVING V. VIRGINIA
A juried exhibition at Asian Arts Initiative
Curated by Dave Kyu
Exhibition: June 2 – August 25, 2017
Submission Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:59PM

CURATORIAL STATEMENT
The election of Barack Obama was seen as a turning point of a society that had become “post-race,” or in other words, a society free from racial preference, discrimination, and prejudice. But this is not the world we live in. We live instead in a world that has leaned into race; into a political climate where understanding the intersectionality of race, gender, and identity are more important than ever.

We take this moment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia case, and the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to invalidate laws prohibiting interracial marriage. This decision affirms that our fundamental civil rights cannot be denied based on the classifications of race. This decision is a celebration of an American system, that although often flawed, is capable of correcting injustice, in the pursuit of a more perfect Union.

A More Perfect Union invited artists of all disciplines to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, to explore the themes of interracial marriage and relationships, but also the various aspects of interracial identity; an identity made possible in large part by this Supreme Court decision.

Said Mildred Loving, “That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.”

ELIGIBILITY
We invite professional and emerging artists (including recent graduates of matriculated programs) working in any medium (visual artists, writers & poets, musicians, performers) to submit one (1) to three (3) original artworks that explore the themes of interracial marriage and relationships, and also the various aspects of interracial identity. Works will be selected by the curator for this juried exhibition that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the “Loving v. Virginia” Supreme Court decision.

ENTRIES
Entry forms must be complete and submitted online only. There is no entry fee.

All submissions must be received by Monday, April 24 at 11:59pm EST.

Please complete the Entry Form here: https://docs.google.com/a/asianartsinitiative.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJIs2thsv86TOj_ELBeiuYrWjY6exIWxlovnPg-aTkdPkyOA/viewform

Please send additional images and artist resume to gallery@asianartsinitiative.org.

SUBMISSIONS
– Support material can include images of your artwork, Microsoft Word files, and/or a list of links to video/audio files.
– Images must be saved as JPG files at 72dpi and must be no larger than 2000 pixels in any direction.
– Each file name should correspond with the entry form. For example, Mildred Loving’s image should be titled “LovingM1 Untitled.” You may include up to 3 additional details of each work.
– Video and Audio files should not exceed 3 minutes (excerpts will be accepted) and should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Soundcloud.

Please email gallery@asianartsinitiative.org with any questions.

Source: Call for Artists – A More Perfect Union: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia — Asian Arts Initiative

Super Sunday — Eraserhood Style!

Weather House – Philadelphia Premiere

April 23 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm UTC-4
PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Told with minimalism and humor, Weather House the Film is ultimately as dark, strange, and unpredictable as the weather itself. The title is borrowed from the Germanic folk art tradition of building humidity meters in the form of small, handcrafted houses, with figures that emerge according to specific weather predictions. The film presents a life-size … Read more

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5:30 pm

My Buddha is Punk – Philadelphia Premiere

April 23 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm UTC-4
PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

The critically-acclaimed documentary MY BUDDHA IS PUNK follows the activist efforts of a young punk within the burgeoning punk scene of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Kyaw Kyaw, a 25-year-old Burmese punk, pursues his dream of establishing a flourishing punk scene in Myanmar. Although the former military dictatorship has carried out a few democratic reforms, Kyaw remains … Read more

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7:00 pm

Philly Sketchfest 2017 featuring Jourtney & Colie, The 19th, & Your Mom at Underground Arts

April 23 @ 7:00 pm UTC-4
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Philly Sketchfest 2017 featuring Jourtney & Colie, The 19th, & Your Mom at Underground Arts

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7:30 pm

Squirrel Nut Zippers & Ozomatli at Union Transfer – Philadelphia 4/23

April 23 @ 7:30 pm11:30 pm UTC-4
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Squirrel Nut Zippers & Ozomatli at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Facebook Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Squirrel Nut Zippers It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.” 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers … Read more

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Becoming Bond (Philly Premiere)

April 23 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm UTC-4
PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

The life of one-time James Bond actor George Lazenby is told in a unique documentary/narrative hybrid. Official selection of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. This stranger-than-fiction life story charts Lazenby’s origins as a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s … Read more

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8:30 pm

Philly Sketchfest 2017 featuring Sweetish, Friends with Names, & The Prince at Underground Arts

April 23 @ 8:30 pm UTC-4
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Philly Sketchfest 2017 featuring Sweetish, Friends with Names, & The Prince at Underground Arts

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9:30 pm

The Last Pinoy Action King (Philly Premiere)

April 23 @ 9:30 pm11:00 pm UTC-4
PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Loving husband and father. Action superstar. Idol to millions. Rudy “Daboy” Fernandez, born into film royalty, married his movie queen and lived an extraordinary life in the public spotlight before passing away just as publicly at the age of 56. Andrew Leavold and Daniel Palisa, co-creators of the internationally-acclaimed The Search for Weng Weng (2013), … Read more

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10:00 pm

Philly Sketchfest 2017 featuring Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie, House of Solitude, & Adventure Friends at Underground Arts

April 23 @ 10:00 pm UTC-4
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Philly Sketchfest 2017 featuring Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie, House of Solitude, & Adventure Friends at Underground Arts

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12:00 am

Call for Artists – A More Perfect Union

April 24 @ 12:00 am11:59 pm UTC-4
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

A MORE PERFECT UNION: CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOVING V. VIRGINIA A juried exhibition at Asian Arts Initiative Curated by Dave Kyu Exhibition: June 2 – August 25, 2017 Submission Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:59PM CURATORIAL STATEMENT The election of Barack Obama was seen as a turning point of a society that had … Read more

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Hidden City Philadelphia – Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood”

Sunday, May 14 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM

When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood that so electrified Lynch’s imagination in the company of two tour guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Lynch aficionado Bob Bruhin. During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the neighborhood’s pre- and post-Lynch history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood that so electrified Lynch’s imagination in the company of two tour guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Lynch aficionado Bob Bruhin. During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the neighborhood’s pre- and post-Lynch history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.

Tickets: Hidden City Philadelphia – Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood”

Hope and Change in the Callowhill Industrial Historic District | Jane’s Walk

Sunday, May 7 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM

The railroads are gone. The factories are closed. The dimness and fear that inspired David Lynch have blown away. What next?

We will visit locations where change is actively happening in the Callowhill District, and discuss the impact of change, both positive and negative, on the neighborhood as both an historic district, and as a vital, living community.

Source: Hope and Change in the Callowhill Industrial Historic District | Jane’s Walk

Oscar Casas Philadelphia Residency at DancePhiladelphia

Oscar Casas, Argentine tango teacher extraordinaire, will return to Philadelphia for several days of workshops, milongas and private lessons Thursday May 4 – Tuesday May 9

We’ll be offering at least 6 workshops plus the opportunity to study privately with this renowned maestro, Get to know him at a Gala Milonga at the Ethical Society scheduled for Friday, May 5. and a special Milonga en Casa Sunday May 7.

EVENTS Oscar Casas Philadelphia Residency

All Workshops are at the Intermediate/Advanced level except for
Friday All Levels pre-milonga workshop (#2)
All workshops are taught by Oscar Casas partnered by Lesley Mitchell
Workshops are 1 hour 15 minutes with a 15 min. practice session.
Advanced dancers may bring dedicated partners to any workshop.

THURSDAY, May 4 at Buttonwood Studio
7:00 – 8:30 pm Workshop 1: Boleos Milongueros in Close Embrace.
Get to know Oscar at dinner afterwards!

FRIDAY, May 5 at Ethical Society of Philadelphia
8 – 9:30 pm Workshop 2: Milonguero Figures & the Embrace (All levels)
This class explains all the most comfortable, efficient and elegant
ways to develop a social dance. (Inter/Adv)

9:30 pm – 1:30 am GALA Milonga, performance by Oscar Casas & Partner.

SATURDAY, May 6 at Buttonwood Studio
2:30 – 4 pm Workshop 3: Masculine Versus Feminine Adornments
Elegant body expressions that accompany pauses in the music.
(Inter/Adv)

4:30 – 6 pm Workshop 4: 100% Cadencia (Cadence)
A challenging, classic milonguero technique that softens movements including tango suspensions.(Inter/Adv)

SUNDAY, May 7 at Buttonwood Studio
2:30 – 4 pm Workshop 5: How to Dance Tango Between the Figures
Tango is not the figures. Between the figures are musical movements that help maintain the flow of dance.(Inter/Adv)

4:30 – 6 pm Workshop 6: Vals, Consecutive Turns.
Turns on two axes, with followers’ adornments, are important for developing the vals. (Inter/Adv)

6:30 to midnight A Special Milonga en CASA.
6:30 pm appetizers, 7 pm potluck dinner, 8 to midnight tango dancing at Buttonwood Studio.

MONDAY, May 8 (subject to adequate enrollment)
7 – 8:30 pm Workshop 7: Lapices con Paradas (Pencils with Stops)
Technique for men and women focusing on these excellent figures for the social dance floor. (Advanced)

PRIVATE LESSONS with Oscar, Thursday May 4 – Tuesday May 9,
at Buttonwood Studio. Contact us to schedule.

See him dance here partnered by Jesica Arfenoni:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjXGnvXLV84&feature=youtu.be

Biography
Oscar Casas was born in Parque Patricios, a well-known tango barrio in Buenos Aires. His parents were avid tango dancers and successful milonga organizers. Oscar absorbed the code (codigo) of the milongueros, and when he eventually decided to take up the dance seriously, he already had a background and base that was the envy of many.
Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching. He is very milonguero, and is highly respected by the old guard in the milongas of BA. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to crowded milongas.

Source: Oscar Casas Philadelphia Residency at DancePhiladelphia

Vox Populi > VOX XIII – open call for applications

Vox Populi is accepting submissions for VOX XIII – our thirteenth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place from July 7th – July 30th, 2017. This year’s distinguished jurors are Aria Dean and David Hartt.

This opportunity is particularly for emerging artists without commercial representation who push boundaries in terms of form and content, employ alternative methodologies and want to expose their practice to new audiences. Vox Populi is interested in highlighting work in all media that is ambitious, timely and risk-taking.

Applicants may submit up to five works in any media. The deadline for the open call is Sunday, May 7th, 2017. A new discounted submission fee will be extended to any early applications submitted before April 14th. Links to the Slideroom application and prospectus PDF can be found at the Vox Populi website here:
http://voxpopuligallery.org/news/vox-xiii/

ABOUT OUR JURORS:

Aria Dean

Dean is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She currently holds the position of Assistant Curator of Net Art & Digital Culture at Rhizome. Her writing has been featured in Artforum, The New Inquiry, Real Life Magazine, Topical Cream Magazine, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Dean has shown at Arcadia Missa (London), The Knockdown Center (NYC), and Club Pro (Los Angeles). In September, she has a solo exhibition at American Medium (NYC). She also co-directs Los Angeles gallery and project space As It Stands LA. Currently, Dean’s research, writing, and visual work explore the relationship and resonances between blackness, media, and communication and information technologies. She works primarily through text and sculpture to hypothesize an apocalyptic blackness.

David Hartt

Hartt is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work unpacks the social, cultural, and economic complexities of his various subjects. He has extensive experience using video and photography to carry out research related to vernacular cultures, anthropology, and architectural history. David is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow in 2012, and received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2011. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum of Art, LA><ART, Or Gallery in Vancouver, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Born in Montreal, he has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. David currently serves as Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fees:
April 5 – 14: $10*
April 15 – May 7: $35
*Applications received through Friday April 14th are offered at a discount to allow greater financial accessibility to our open call.

Submission Guidelines:
Applicants should submit a short statement, resume and up to five work samples (including images, audio files or short texts). Selected artists need to provide installation ready work complete with hardware. Vox Populi will exercise the same care in respect to loans as it does in safekeeping its own property. We urge you to consider the DIY and high traffic nature of Vox Populi’s exhibition and event environment.

To apply, download a prospectus here and follow the instructions. The application is on SlideRoom and can be accessed here.

Deadlines:
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Notification Date: Beginning June 2017
Artwork Drop-off: June 28th – 30th, 2017
Installation: July 1st – 7th, 2017
Exhibition: July 7th – 30th, 2017
Artwork Pick-up: July 31st – August 1st, 2017

Questions:
Write an email to juried@voxpopuligallery.org – no phone calls please

Source: Vox Populi > VOX XIII – open call for applications