This class through the St. Claire’s Homeschool program will investigate the promise and petulance of being an artist in Philadelphia. Initiated through a panel discussion with former and current residents, topics will include:
the Philadelphia creative culture industry and the art economy; DIY networks, collective galleries, and criticality; shadow-play with New York and metropolitan insecurities; gentrification and the transitory nature of living in a city in the midst of growing pains; and ways can we work to change or improve upon these structures to convince artists to invest in Philadelphia.
The panel will be moderated by Meredith Sellers and Jonathan Santoro.
- Gwen Kurtz (BFA Tyler, former PHL/current NYC resident)
- Joshua Caleb Weibley (BFA Cooper Union, former PHL/current NYC resident)
- Sebastien Derenoncourt (BFA SAIC, former NYC/current PHL homeowner, Co-director of Art/Assembly)
- Kelsey Halliday Johnson (MFA UPenn, PHL resident, Asst. Curator of Locks Gallery)
The panel is Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 7pm to 9pm at Art/Assembly – 3245 Amber Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19134. Ring the buzzer to get in! or call 267 277 2666 for access code
- The St. Claire, M. Rooney, “The Philadelphia Story: A Check Up”
- Title Magazine, Sid Sachs, “Dedicated to E.J.S”
- St. Claire, Nicole Wilson, “The Longevity Conundrum”
- Philly.com, Amanda Wagner, “Young artists: Don’t move to NYC”
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