Arts & Entertainment

Local play explores emotional and political realities of mass shootings

With every breaking news alert, society becomes increasingly desensitized to mass shootings. This nearly normalized digestion of tragedy has, perhaps, distorted the world’s discernment toward guns and grief. In their latest production, Theatre Exile, a nonprofit...

Packer Park resident produces new web series surrounding HIV

Packer Park resident Charlese Hawkins-Hatton can’t be categorized exclusively as a “right-brained” or “left-brained” thinker.  Considering she has master’s degrees in both film studies and health administration, it’s safe to assume she employs both the...

Local dancer receives Pew grant for technology-based performance 

In the eyes of Newbold-based performing artist Nichole Canuso, breaking the fourth wall isn’t nearly enough. The local choreographer’s productions, which meet at the intersection of “movement, visual art and theater,” are not solely spectacle...

South Philly-based workshops contribute to new Center City Mural

In honor of its centennial year of service and to highlight its ongoing community impact, Philadelphia Foundation partnered with Mural Arts to create a new mural at 23rd and Market Streets by artist Ernel...

After-school program at Southwark fosters art and bilingual skills 

As the dismissal bell rang, students emptied out of Southwark School on a recent Thursday afternoon. But, some young children stayed behind, as they eagerly anticipated an art class that cultivates lessons beyond the canvas.  For...

South Philly natives’ award-winning film comes to Amazon

Three summers ago, filmmakers Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer and Krystal Tini took over the 1900 block of S. Jessup St. and the 1200 block of McKean St. with lights, cameras and action.  Maintaining a small...

New public art unveiled at South Street on the Schuylkill River

Whether strolling on the boardwalk, cruising down I-76 or racing in a kayak, passersby along the Schuylkill River at South Street will now be welcomed with a kaleidoscopic piece of public art. Unfurled across three...

New exhibition transforms vintage furniture through colorful embroidery

Through Nov. 23, Paradigm Gallery and Studio, 746 S. 4th St., is hosting a new exhibition, Obsolescence, featuring the work of Swedish-based artist Ulla-Stina Wikander. Marking her first solo exhibition in the United States, Wikander,...

Launch party for Leonardo da Vinci- themed festival takes over Palumbo Park

From balloon modeling of the Mona Lisa to a robotic arm sketching the “David” sculpture, local artists gathered at Palumbo Park, 723 Catharine St., on Thursday night to reinterpret the work of timeless Renaissance...

New Mural at St. Thomas Aquinas encourages inclusion and peace

Tucked away in the parking lot of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community, a new mural revealing a rainbow of colors has enlivened the Point Breeze neighborhood.  But, the diversity suggested in the artwork exists well...
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