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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.…

Kahlo-culture comes to PMA

Many great artists gain the most recognition from their tortured lives and the abnormal events that fueled their creativity. The works they produce in reaction to these events are often overshadowed by the fabled stories that surround them.…

Galleries add diversity with mixed media

This First Friday, March 7, brings diversity to Locks, Wexler and Pentimenti art galleries in Old City. Gazing at the same old medium of work all night is out of the question, since three upbeat exhibitions display everything from blown glass to chicken wire to photography.…

‘The Misanthrope’ gives Molière a techno twist

Mauckingbird Theater Company, founded by Temple professor Peter Reynolds and student Lindsay Mauck, premiered its first piece, The Misanthrope, on Jan. 10. Reynolds, director of musical theater for Temple’s theater department, met Mauck, a senior music education major, through their work together in the theater department.…