Saturday, January 20, 2007

Jon Manteau and Tim Murphy

Jon Manteau and
Tim Murphy
January 23 - February 10, 2007
Tyler Hall/Penrose Hall
7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours, Wednesday-Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Reception, February 8th, 5-8pm

Above, "Starting Line" by Jon Manteau and "Tuesdays" by Tim Murphy

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Charlotte Yudis, RIP

Charlotte Yudis, master printmaker, teacher and a fine person passed away this week.

I had heard about Charlotte and her work for many years, but never met her before the first evening that I taped her. You will find those videos on the sidebar of this page. We got together during a printmaking class she taught at Fleisher Art Memorial. My first impression that night was how warm and helpful she was to each and every student in the class, and to me. I feel fortunate to have met her. She will be kindly remembered and sadly missed.

Services will be held Thursday, January 11th at the Goldstein Funeral Home, 6410 N. Broad Street. Call for the time. 215-927-5800

There will be a special memorial held for Charlotte Yudis on Sunday, January 28, 2007, at 4:30 pm in the Sanctuary of the Fleisher Art Memorial.

Above, Charlotte R. Yudis, BL.S. No. 72, Polymergravure, chine collé

Friday, January 05, 2007

Carbon 14 reception

It was a dreamy night in Philadelphia for the opening of the Carbon 14 exhibition which I am included. A record breaking warm night with a light layer of fog made me miss my days (and nights) in San Francisco.

Many artists that I know were out enjoying First Friday including Jon Manteau, Anthony DeMelas, Tim McFarlane and Tim Bowen. I met Deborah Curtiss one of the artist in the show. Also out and about were art writers Robert Strauss, Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, who not only mentions the show and work on Artblog, but also posted a number of images from First Friday on her flickr page. Thank you Libby. And don't forget Katrina and Andrew of Carbon 14. The show continues through the end of the month and can be seen Thursday through Sunday, 3-8 and also by appointment. 126 North Third Street. Call 215-923-2352.

Above, Collaborative painting by sisters, Holly and Ashlee Temple
Photo by Libby Rosof

Chris Ashley and Douglas Witmer

Across The Borderline is a collaborative drawing project between Chris Ashley, putting pen and other instruments to paper in Oakland, CA and Douglas Witmer working on the same pieces in Philadelphia, PA. I remember in high school art class, Mrs. Colker, our art teacher, asked a student to start a drawing and pass it along to everyone in the class who would then add their own marks to it. The process here is similar but the results are far superior. Here there is elegance, economy and a few surprises. My favorite kind of work.

The results of the collaberation will be on view from January 10 - February 10, at the Rike Center Gallery, University of Dayton, Ohio. You can see some of the work and hear about the process directly from Douglas and Chris on their blogs.

Douglas was a subject of one of my videos. Find the link on the sidebar of this page.

Above: Collaborative drawings by Chris Ashley and Douglas Witmer, mixed media on paper, 2006