New art at N11th and Noble
New art at N11th and Noble
“This is the original start-up city,” Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development, told them. “Tell everyone you know.” So, We Do.
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In the Realm of Ideas… last year Paul vanMeter’s advocacy brought together two classes, one from Penn, one from Temple. the combined course work was showcased as Above/Below/Beyond. The Temple work was published as a nearly 400 page book!
Getting a bike wheel caught in trolley tracks and wiping out is an unfortunate rite of passage for Philly cyclists. But on part of 11th Street, that’s no longer a problem. Reader Rob Emanuele sent us this photo of some guerilla track-work in the area, noting, “Someone filled in a stretch of unused trolley tracks between Vine and Callowhill on 11th street. To me it makes a strong statement about bike safety and community DIY.”
Lets take a minute to soak in this great NoseGo mural on 12th and Ridge at PhillyMoCA because it will be gone soon.
Detail from a painting by Jameir Andrews.
Progress continues at the Goldtex Apartments at 12th & Wood, which we last checked in on back in December. This mixed-use adaptive reuse project from Post Brothers should be ready for its first residents soon, despite a well-publicized battle with local trade unions throughout the construction process. And now, as the residential portion of the project is coming to a conclusion, the developers are seeking two commercial tenants for the building’s first floor.
[Less than 55 hours left to fund this Eraserhood-produced film!]
PHILADELPHIA: THE GREAT EXPERIMENT is a feature-length documentary on the history of Philadelphia from 1944 –1994, a period that saw dramatic social changes, political corruption, and violence. But it also saw inspiring moments in sports, music, social reform, and the arts that epitomized the innovation and diversity that made Philadelphia the trail-blazing and resilient city it is today.
Philadelphia is the only major American city yet to be featured in documentary film, and we’re going to change that. By departing from a 1776-centric historical focus, we explore stories of Philadelphia’s more recent past –a past that’s still affecting the city today.
[Imagine if we were able to exhibit sculpture along the Reading Viaduct or the City Branch.]
The stretch of the High Line from 30th to 34th Street, still semiwild and closed to the public except by appointment, is a challenging place to exhibit art. Anything installed there risks being overwhelmed by the beauty of the site itself, with its sweeping arc toward the Hudson and its picturesque weeds sprouting up between splintered rail ties.