Posts by Alina J. (10)

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The Art Department is now hosting a virtual book and art-making club and we're excited to kick off our next topic! Art Book Club Online: Picturing Information starts Tuesday, February 2,… continue reading Art Book Club Online

By written by Alina J.    February 2, 2021    1

On December 7, the Art Department at Parkway Central Library will host the 12th annual Book Paper Scissors event, a fair designed for artists who create book-and paper-based work. As usual,… continue reading Book Paper Scissors: 12th Annual Artists' Book Fair at Parkway Central Library

By written by Alina J.    December 3, 2019   

Earlier this summer, we kicked off an exciting new series in collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia . Each Artists in Conversation event brought two artists to the library,… continue reading Artist Talks Hosted by the Free Library's Art Department

By written by Alina J.    October 1, 2019   

Through This Lens , an exhibit of library materials that illustrates and discusses the camera work of African American photographers can be viewed on the 2nd floor landing of Parkway Central… continue reading Through This Lens: African American Photographers

By written by Alina J.    March 5, 2019    1

The current exhibition in the Rare Book Department ’s Dietrich Gallery, entitled Philadelphia - The Changing City , offers a look at centuries’ worth of local transformations… continue reading Philadelphia - The Cycling City | Part 1: Paving the Way

By written by Alina J.    January 18, 2019   

Who was Herbert Crowley? And why did he almost fade into obscurity after exhibiting critically acclaimed work at the start of the 20th century? Crowley was part of the very influential… continue reading Herbert Crowley: A Visionary Artist Rediscovered

By written by Alina J.    October 29, 2018   

The Centaur Book Shop was opened on 1224 Chancellor Street in Philadelphia by Harold Mason. Initial funding was partially supplied by John Frederick Lewis, the Philadelphia bibliophile and… continue reading Philadelphia's Centaur Book Shop and Press, 1921-1942

By written by Alina J.    June 22, 2018    2

Nature printing is a term that encompasses several different printmaking processes for making direct reproductions of natural objects. The simplest and most direct of these is something most… continue reading Art of the Nature Printed Book

By written by Alina J.    November 30, 2017   

The Free Library has recently mounted an exhibit of treasures from our collections that illustrate the history and artistry of the comic book medium. This display can still be seen on the 2 nd-… continue reading The Art of Comics: An Exhibition

By written by Alina J.    May 26, 2017   

The Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia maintains a collection of artist files going back to the 19th century. Our artist files are folders that include article clippings, gallery… continue reading Art Department Celebrates Black History Month with African American Artists from Philadelphia

By written by Alina J.    February 23, 2017