The record of human existence comes in all forms, from crude drawings etched in stone to fully researched accounts compiled in bound volumes. Amy Finkel's speciality is words rendered by children in small, crisp stitches on fragments of linen.
BUCKS COUNTY Artist shares his goal to connect with others DOYLESTOWN Nigerian artist Ibiyinka Alao, winner of the United Nations award in art, visited Delaware Valley College and the Doylestown Rotary Club recently to discuss opportunities for art-focused events at the college and for local residents.
Capping off this year’s DesignPhiladelphia is “Lairs of Self in Everyday Life” by designers Sean Martorana and Dejha Ti. The duo’s first artistic collaboration is the largest of their careers.
“Signs of the Times” delineates the connection between art and commerce and uses it as a measure of Philadelphia’s historical past.
The Philadelphia Orchestra was on much newish ground Thursday with familiar composer names but not familiar pieces, chief among them that woolly bear of a choral work, the Glagolitic Mass of Leos Janacek.
Bad Jews is a family drama without parents, aunts, uncles and - most especially in this case - without a grandfather. There is none of the usual equipment for a dysfunctional family drama: no kitchen table, no drunks, no terrible secrets. This is a millennial generation showdown: two "bad" Jews, one "good" Jew, and one shiksa girlfriend.
British tenor Mark Padmore has the gift of sounding natural. On stage at the Perelman Theater on Wednesday night, he frequently held vibrato in reserve, and, by expressing the lyric as clearly as though spoken, revealed it as the thing he holds dear.
With more orchestras declining than thriving, classical music audiences can be forgiven for thinking the brand new Pennsylvania Philharmonic is a mirage.