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By Sharon Leshner on Sep 30, 2016
New Inside World: Light and Form Thursday October 6th 6:00PM - 9:00PM (opening reception) Friday, October 7 th : 6:00PM – 9:00PM (First Friday) Sunday October 9th: 2:00PM - 6:00PM Thursday October 13th - October 15th: 2:00PM - 6:00PM Arch Street Meeting House | 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia Learn more… This Thursday Minima, Klip Collective, and Old City District will unveil a new exhibition which explores how the cutting edge of interior design reflects, informs, and transforms our concept of the future and our lifestyle. We sat down with the organizers at Minima to get some background. Q: Minima is... more
By Sharon Leshner on Sep 29, 2016
Mural Arts & J2 Design | A First Look at a Fresh Look Thursday, October 13th: 6:00PM - 9:00PM 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Read more… Have you seen Mural Arts new Brand? In the spirit of Mural Arts, the new brand invites the public to participate in its design. On Thursday, October 13 th , you can put your creative mark on Mural Arts’ new brand. Come out for an evening of discussion and hands-on art-making projects, to be featured in a month-long campaign across the city. We asked the designers of the new brand at J2... more
By Sharon Leshner on Sep 28, 2016
Where Design Comes Into Play Exhibit Ongoing, Opens Thursday, October 6, 2016 Philadelphia City Hall, 2 nd and 4 th Floor, Visitors’ Entrance, NE corner Read more… What’s your favorite memory of play? Whether you recall building tree forts, watching ants, pretending to be an explorer, or spinning around until you got dizzy, it’s likely that your best play experience happened close to home. Children need time, space, and freedom to play—and that’s become increasingly hard to find. 59% of parents report that there is no place to play within walking distance of their homes. In poorer neighborhoods, that figure... more