Muralist, David Guinn recently completed dual murals at 47th and Baltimore Ave. in West Philly. The twin tableau’s depict a vibrant, emerging neighborhood populated with hard-working Philadelphians, charming craftsman style architecture, diverse business’ and warm family life. Quinn captures the vibe of the ‘hood including many of the personalities with strong mark-making, assured coloration and thoughtful consideration of the context of his assignment. Quinn’s mural does not ghetto-ize the empty lot, formally a movie theater, it brings real art with references to Breugel, Hockney, and Rockwell to the street accomplishing a daunting task of satisfying many opinions and staying true to his art. DoN videotaped the ceremony and hopes to have a clip online soon.
Go to DoN‘s YouTube page, DoNNieBeat, to see a short video clip of the evening. It was really a fun night in West Philly; Shoshana and DoN dressed up and mingled with the crowd of artists while video projectors displayed examples of many of the POST artists works, an efficient way to honor the artists in the prestigious art museum.Last weekend was the West of Broad Street Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, DoN exhibited new drawings, photographs, paintings and video with a special display of NTPE 1 & 4 prints. NTPE = Newstoday Print Exchange. Newstoday, now QBN.com is a website dedicated to mostly multimedia and graphic designers who exchange ideas, chat and help each other. The Friday Photoshop Battles are hysterical. For NTPE, artists and designers send a print to people on a list and each then sends one to you. DoN participated in the first event and the most recent, fourth, exchange. NTPE is a wonderful experiment in trust, commitment, ingenuity and style with each artist doing their best to impress even the most jaded fellow designer.
Inliquid’s art auction was a feast for the eyes, jam-packed with hundreds of artworks from some ofDoN‘s favorite Philly artists: Alden Cole, Francine Strauss, John Karpinsky, Lependorf/Shire,Burnell Yow!, Tremain Smith, Genevieve Coutroubis, Carol Cole, Brooke Hine…OMG! Amy Stevens‘ cake photos, and Susan Abrams‘ hand made paper photos. So much great art for such a good cause – read about it at InLiquid’s site. The Icebox consistently installs the best of the best; the evening offered wonderful, affordable opportunities to own a cool objet d’art.
Alden Cole’s luminary sold at silent auction! Holla!
Francine Strauss’ Totem Fetish Doll, 2003.
John Karpinski @ The Icebox.
dadart tell’s DoN he’s not,”…a Gay Republican, I’m a straight constitutionalist.”
Warren Muller @ The Icebox’s InLiquid Auction event.