Author's Archive

02.24 2009

STILL LIFE DRAWING @ PIFAS

Life drawing at the Institute is an investigation into the subject of the still-life, one of the most commonly employed genres throughout history. From the Egyptians to the Old European Masters and beyond, still-life painting has served many societal functions, whether equipping the dead with possessions needed in the afterlife, or symbolically communicating didactic messages. Please join us to discover the implications of this ancient tradition when applied to our contemporary landscape. Come prepared to draw.

Everyone is welcome – Wednesday at 7 in the lobby. We are thinking about a cornucopia theme. Hope you can make it!

Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study
1712 North 2nd Street (Near Cecil B)

02.04 2009

PADLOCK TURNS 5 – THIS SATURDAY

THE PADLOCK GALLERY TURNS 5
Padlock Gallery
1409 Ellsworth

Opening Reception Saturday February 7, 8

02.03 2009

Mike Fleming Photo Show @ B2

01.28 2009

NEVER FORGET

North Philly paint ball war zone under the Piers near Cumberland and Beach

Mega Views of the Nulled Epic Void

01.04 2009

MARK PRICE @ GLOWLAB

1/8/09 – 2/1/09 – “The New Real Fantasy Now” opening Thursday January 8, 6 – 9 pm at Glowlab in their new gallery storefront.

Mark Price is a Factory

12.05 2008

HOT NOISE IN COLD KENSINGTON – TONIGHT

DEC FIVE AT NINE IN THE NIGHT with Skoal Kodiak (Minneapolis – legends in the game) , Dick Neff (buy his truck), Knife World (stay sharp), Mincemeat Or Tenspeed (still goth!), Bobo (still goth?) at the Black Rotten Corpse Mound – South Kensington (ask around) – 1 block from PIFAS – Bring Money!

12.03 2008

WINTER VEGETABLES AT PIFAS

Thursday December 4th at PIFAS… Hilary Price is organize a drawing session where inspiration is taken from objects and their presentation. Yes, still-lives. This Thursday December 4th PIFAS would like to celebrate two foreboding, and recurring themes in PIFAS Faculty members lives right now, including the arrival of Winter and the self-reproducing chaos found around the space.

Winter Vegetables and PIFAS scrap material under dramatic lighting.

Starting around 7
Hope you can make it!

Pleasse bring your own supplies.

PIFAS – Philadelphia Institute For Advanced Study

11.22 2008

TONIGHT AT PADLOCK

One Night Only – installation with live music from Slavagoh, Scott Churchman, and The Lemon Treasures at The Padlock TONIGHT! – Saturday November 22 from 7 – 11. Donate! Early show – get there at 7 for warm soup and whiskey!

11.14 2008

ZINE OF THE MONTH CLUB

ZINE OF THE MONTH CLUB
Available from MARK PRICE is a Factory
(Fall / Winter 2008)

11.13 2008

WAR IS OVER

November 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPECIAL TIMES EDITION BLANKETS U.S. CITIES, PROCLAIMS END TO WAR

* PDF: http://www.nytimes-se.com/pdf
* For video updates: http://www.nytimes-se.com/video
* Contact: mailto:writers@nytimes-se.com

Early this morning, commuters nationwide were delighted to find out
that while they were sleeping, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had
come to an end.

If, that is, they happened to read a “special edition” of today’s New
York Times.

In an elaborate operation six months in the planning, 1.2 million
papers were printed at six different presses and driven to prearranged
pickup locations, where thousands of volunteers stood ready to pass
them out on the street.

Articles in the paper announce dozens of new initiatives including the
establishment of national health care, the abolition of corporate
lobbying, a maximum wage for C.E.O.s, and, of course, the end of the
war.

The paper, an exact replica of The New York Times, includes
International, National, New York, and Business sections, as well as
editorials, corrections, and a number of advertisements, including a
recall notice for all cars that run on gasoline. There is also a
timeline describing the gains brought about by eight months of
progressive support and pressure, culminating in President Obama’s “Yes
we REALLY can” speech. (The paper is post-dated July 4, 2009.)

“It’s all about how at this point, we need to push harder than ever,”
said Bertha Suttner, one of the newspaper’s writers. “We’ve got to make
sure Obama and all the other Democrats do what we elected them to do.
After eight, or maybe twenty-eight years of hell, we need to start
imagining heaven.”

Not all readers reacted favorably. “The thing I disagree with is how
they did it,” said Stuart Carlyle, who received a paper in Grand
Central Station while commuting to his Wall Street brokerage. “I’m all
for freedom of speech, but they should have started their own paper.”