Sometimes Painting Needs a Twist

Over the summer, I experienced the fun that is Painting with a Twist with my mom, cousins, aunt, and grandma. I highly recommend it, because the combination of wine and alcohol is just about perfect. The cost is $35 for a 2 hour session, and $45 for a 3 hour class. All art supplies are provided, you just have to bring the wine and food.

You don’t need any painting experience to participate. In one session, everyone paints the same image and the host of the evening goes through each part of the painting step-by-step. Whether you’re worried about not producing something perfect, or if you think your skill level is too high for this, the wine is there to banish those thoughts. The whole point of this evening is to have fun with your friends, drink some, and paint.  Continue reading “Sometimes Painting Needs a Twist”

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Free to be

What does it mean to be free? You might include the freedom of expression and ability to pursue aspects of life that make you happy and allow you to contribute to society. At times, when you enjoy such a concept of freedom it can be easy to forget many people have had to fight and struggle so that we can live the lives we do.

The fact is that not all aspects of history are documented and told to the masses. Leaving stories untold can often lead to a one-sided view of history. However, there are people dedicated to learning about and telling those untold stories. During the rest of PIFA (we’re in the seventh day of the takeover) and through September 4, 2011, the African American Museum in Philadelphia will explore the unique experiences of African Americans who lived and created art in Paris. Continue reading “Free to be”

Museum without walls

Do you enjoy going on guided museum tours, but could do without the large groups or having to follow someone else’s time? Or maybe, with the onset of spring, the idea of being indoors takes away from the lure and excitement of warmer weather.

Well, the Fairmount Park Art Association has come up with a solution. In honor of the Philadelphia International Festival of the ArtsMuseum Without Walls™: Audio allows enthusiasts to download a free tour (to any device of your choice and 24 hours a day) of 36 works of art and sculptures starting at the LOVE sculpture and ending at Kelly Drive. Each stop on the tour is narrated by unique voices of people who are connected to each piece, either by knowledge or experience. Continue reading “Museum without walls”