For those who have not been to PhilaMOCA, you may have at least stumbled down Spring Garden Street one night and noticed the fantastic mural and homage to David Lynch’s Eraserhead painted on an exterior wall.
This flexible art/performance space at 531 N. 12th St. is carved out of a former mausoleum showroom and unique to the Philly arts and culture scene.
In an age of house and converted factory shows, PhilaMOCA is sort of a hybrid of the two. That is, PhilaMOCA is a place where art, music and film coalesce under what PhilaMOCA curator Eric Bresler calls “organizational madness.”
As a real-estate developer and architect, Gary Reuben (above) can be found making a living through his work as the owner and operator of the Wolf Building, on Callowhill at 12th Street. After purchasing the building in 1997 with his business partner Gary Reisner, Reuben, 60, made the decision to rent space out to artists. Today, the building houses 50 apartments, more than 130,000 square feet for both commercial space and non-profit agencies, and Underground Arts, a music venue located in the building’s basement.
Colin Kerrigan, Philly.com Photographer
POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014, 10:26 AM
Britt Miller, a product manager by day and an artist by night, invited us into her home, a spacious loft in The Eraserhood, to give us some insight into how she decorates.
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Portrait demonstration alongside students at Studio Incamminati.
The Reading Viaduct lost one its most passionate advocates last week with the sudden passing of Paul vanMeter. On February 6 vanMeter died of natural causes at the age of 54. In addition to his diverse work as a landscape gardener, writer, and artist, Paul vanMeter was a visionary force behind VIADUCTgreene, a nonprofit dedicated to imagining a new future for three miles of the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia.
EVEN ON OFF DAYS, Eric Bresler is never really off.
On his workdays, Bresler, 34, of Fishtown, is the director and curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), which holds weekly film and music performances.
The art space, on 12th Street above Spring Garden in North Philadelphia, housed inside a former showroom for tombstones, holds more than 250 events a year.