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Puppy love, artist’s block on display this month

Most people can’t become engaged in a work of art unless it speaks to them. It must be at least relatable, even if not completely realistic. Human nature renders most people emotionally distanced from things that do not reveal a part of themselves.…

Store gives street art a new spin

The misconceptions and stereotypes that cloud the reputation of street art are quickly becoming ideas of the past, thanks to one man and his store. Eric Cohen is the owner of Rarebreed, a store dedicated to hip-hop and street art culture.…

Livin’ in a folk artist’s paradise at three-day festival

The Guns N’ Roses lyric “take me down to Paradise City” may not traditionally refer to Philadelphia, but next week it will certainly be applicable. The city has always been known for its dedication to the arts – Broad Street, for example, lives up to its name as the Avenue of the Arts, with numerous theaters, galleries and musical venues lining its sidewalks.…

Nostalgia and pop culture given a twist

On April 4, First Friday in Old City features exhibits using pinhole cameras, ceramics, video and puzzling mixed-media at three local sites: AxD Gallery, The Clay Studio and F.U.E.L. Collections. At AxD Gallery on South 10th Street, artists Marcia Treiger and Karen Brown showcase works that utilize the pinhole camera in different ways.…