The City of Philadelphia’s Art In City Hall exhibition program celebrates its 65th juried group exhibition based on a specific theme.
SCORE features the work of 24 local artists whose works are inspired by sports and athletics. The independent selection panel included Citizen’s Bank Park muralist, Max Mason, independent curator and artist, Sean Stoops, and the African American Museum of Philadelphia’s Exhibitions Director, Richard J. Watson. The exhibit runs from July 11 – September 16 on the 1st and 2nd floor display cases, Northeast corner.
City’s Chief Culture Officer, Gary Steuer (on left with Tu Huynh, City Hall Exhibitions Manager) writes: “I have thought often of this seeming disconnect between the two worlds, when stories run about football players taking ballet to improve their grace, or of Bernie Williams and his guitar skill, or Kareem Abdul Jabbar and his jazz scholarship. I have also thought of this connection when we cite the fact that more people attend arts events than sporting events…The barriers seem to have broken down…the stereotype intentionally undercut…Can we finally get rid of this foolish assumption that artists and jocks are somehow on opposite sides of a great social chasm?”
Fun Philly Phillies food like pretzels, hot dogs, cracker jacks and cherry coke were served at the scorching reception last Wednesday evening.
Phanatic watering pitcher
Talking about the Phillies check out this painting of The Four Horseman – Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt by Phillies portrait artist Jenna Lusky. With her parents.
Chase Utley a hero for sure with his inside the park home run.
For more information on the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, visit: www.phila.gov/arts and www.creativephl.org
The exhibitons at City Hall are supported by an independent City Hall Exhibitions Advisory Committee made up of local arts professionals. For more information, visit: www.phila.gov/artincityhall or join us on www.Facebook.com/artincityhall.