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Wow! adds a little art to Passyunk

Passyunk Avenue isn’t known for it’s art galleries. But that didn’t leave Paul Kauffman too jaded to open one. Kauffman transformed his antique shop Century Cool on 20th Street into an art exhibit.…

Backyard art honors a family’s forward thinking message

The Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum isn’t your typical stuffy art gallery. Visiting the museum is more like hanging out at your cool older cousin’s house with his friends, except he and his friends are all amazing artists displaying their work on every wall and every corner.…

The Writing on the Wall

He tagged an elephant in the Philadelphia Zoo, and an airplane carrying the Jackson Five after it landed in Philadelphia. His wall name is “Cornbread,” the Philadelphia graffitist who started a movement that defines the modern day-graffiti artist- and he only started tagging to show his love interest for a girl.…

Painting a canvas made from stone and concrete

For Heath Stokes, a 57-year-old North Philadelphia resident, things seem to be getting better, slowly but surely. “That stuff used to be everywhere,” Stokes said from behind large sunglasses and a thin gray beard.…

Freedom of arts in Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties is an often overlooked mecca of art, music and construction. In this up-and-coming neighborhood, everyone knows your name and every corner is bursting at the seams with an array of things to do and see.…

Take time for a second impression of First Friday

I spent last semester in a sense of wonder. As a student studying abroad in London, everyday was literally an adventure. Sure, the occasional class got in the way, but the past few months were mostly spent discovering things that I had never been exposed to before.…

Showcasing up-and-coming talent

Nearly every month, a crowd of about 200 people gather at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia, located at 4014 Walnut St., for the Big Art Show. On Sunday, Nov. 4, the event hosted 40 to 50 artists displaying their work along with four to five bands and performers.…

Redefining artistic freedom

“I think these sculptures are visual clues that enable us to decipher things that are deeper or hidden,” said Eva Avidar, referring to some of the pieces that comprise her many exhibitions.…

Hidden Treasures

Philadelphia is known for its variety of museums. Taking time out on the weekend to check out some of these collections is not only cost-effective, but also enlightening. The best show for the money is the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing.…