Inspired by Edinburgh’s renowned Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s version took root in 1997. Over the next several weeks, galleries, bars, and public plazas will be among the ordinary spaces turned into venues for experimental performing arts. Some people are also transforming - stepping away from their day jobs and out of their comfort zones.
WRTI’s Susan Lewis takes a broad look at the festival and a close up on how one Live Arts show is turning ordinary people into dancers.
WRTI's Susan Lewis take you to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition that explores how the idea of utopia captivated the imaginations of early 20th-century artists. Visions of Arcadia runs through September 3rd.
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum is not a typical tourist stop displaying artwork, or artifacts of culture, history or science - although it has some of all of these. The museum is popularly known today for its human specimens of medical anomalies, such as the tallest skeleton in North America and its plaster cast of conjoined twins - but its mission extends beyond entertaining the curious public.
As the National Collage Society presents its 28th annual juried exhibition at Ursinus College near Philadelphia, WRTI’s Susan Lewis discovers that there are still some rules for making collage, but the medium invites practitioners to go right ahead and break them.
The Philadelphia QFest 2012 runs from July 12 to 23 featuring over 100 GLBT films from around the world. WRTI’s Lesley Valdes was on the scene at the packed Ritz East on July 15th to view Cloudburst with Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, and Ryan Doucette. Info about QFest