Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How ‘ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?--right here in Philly!

You have 5 days left to see the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)  French exhibition entitled “How ‘ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?” This exhibition, on view since April 1 running through May 29, is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), inspired by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

PAFA is presenting an installation of art from the 1910s and 1920s showing American artists’ connections with France. This exhibition includes works from PAFA’s permanent collection. The title, “How ‘ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?” is taken from a World War I-era popular song alluding to an entire generation being turned on to cosmopolitan temptations in Paris, exposed to avant-garde styles and fruitful artistic exchange.

The installation centers on Florine Stettheimer's sumptuous scene of artist friends (including the three Stettheimer sisters, Marcel Duchamp and Elie Nadelman) enjoying a picnic idyll at the tail end of World War I. The Stettheimers were instrumental in fostering exchange between European modernists and Americans during the teens. Other prominent PAFA modernist paintings are included to bring out the influence of Parisian modernism on American art.

“How ‘ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?”
PA Academy of the Fine Arts
Gallery 7, Historic Landmark Building
118 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia
April 1 through May 29, 2011
Adults $10, Seniors (60+) and Students $8
Children ages 13-18, Free for children 12 and under
More info: www.pafa.org

Picnic at Bedford Hills, 1918,
oil on canvas by Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) ,
40 5/16 x 50 1/4 inches, gift of Ettie Stettheimer, 1950.12

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Monday! Start the week listening to Isabel!

Wow--has it really been a week and a half since "Creative Conversations" at the Free Library of Philadelphia?

We promised and delivered a Creative Conversations Panel for you to enjoy listening to Older Artists share their stories. What? You couldn't make it to our Event on May 4th? Well start your Monday right here listening to artist Isabel Shapiro share her story...

P.S.--Isabel is a member of Surrey at Havertown Center
Happy Monday!
(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out to "Creative Conversations" last night! What a great crowd! Thanks also to our volunteers who helped make the night a success, and for our wonderful artists and panelists! We are already looking forward to next year....pictures from last night to come soon!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

See you for "Creative Conversations" on May 4th!

Our 2nd Annual “Creative Conversations”
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
the Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch
1901 Vine Street
(between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception and Art Viewing
6:00-7:30 p.m. Creative Conversations Panel
Enjoy listening to Older Artists share their stories.

Find out more about the Event here or just go to Eventbrite and RSVP right now.
See you at the Free Library of Philadelphia,
Central Branch
on May 4th!

  Creative Conversations: Celebrate Arts and Aging