Daily Archive: January 14, 2022

Murals, public art bring impact to big cities, small towns

PHILADELPHIA — We are told big cities and tiny towns share little. But the threads that are common can often surprise, like the impact in both of art on a wall.

“Today, we have a waiting list that’s like thousands of people waiting to have art,” said Jane Golden, the head of Mural Arts Philadelphia.

One of America’s oldest cities was one of the first to see a true movement for murals on its streets. Now, to drive through Philadelphia is to be rewarded with a 12-mile quilt of culture.

“We tend to rely on traditional ways of solving things,”

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Force Matt Berry to Host the Oscars

Hello, dealer? Yes, please, put it all on Berry.
Illustration: by Carolyn Figel

It’s a New Year and a new variant, and with that comes the need for new ways to plug Matt Berry into the areas of our culture that could use a little more zhuzh. On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that this year’s ceremony will feature a host, and two days later, they posted a tweet so silly, so crazed, and so unnecessary it makes me wonder if they’ve even read our numerous columns about Berry’s many talents: “Hypothetically, if we

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Things to do: Allentown Art Museum celebrates MLK Jr. Day | Out-and-about

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and explore African American art, history, and culture when the Allentown Art Museum presents a day to honor the civil rights leader through influential speakers, meaningful discussions, inspiring entertainers, and encouraging art-making.

The museum will host a live celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the museum and a virtual celebration on Monday.

On Sunday, a “Couch Convo” with host Saide Saddiq will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The “convo” includes a DJ, drum circle, music by Contact Collective, and a panel discussion with community leaders on

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