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Join the Art Department on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. , for a free screening of the documentary film Broken Dreams . The feature documentary  Broken Dreams highlights artist James E.… continue reading James E. Dupree: Stolen Dreams Exhibit and Film Screening

By written by Natasha S.    January 4, 2024    2

On the second-floor gallery of Parkway Central Library as part of the exhibition The Art and Influence of John Dowell , there is a tribute to the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. It… continue reading The Revolutionary June Wayne and Tamarind Lithography Workshop

By written by Karen K.    December 19, 2023   

The vibrant spirit of the Latino community comes alive at the fifth annual  Latin American Book Fair in Philadelphia (LABF). This annual celebration, organized by a dedicated team of… continue reading Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fifth Latin American Book Fair!

By written by Mary Marques    October 2, 2023   

This month’s Review Round-up features two cartoonists who frequently work on their comics in the Art Department , plus a peek inside Reptile House Comix ’s latest summer issue. Smell… continue reading Comix Club Spotlight Review, Plus a Special Event This Month!

By written by Eileen E.    September 25, 2023   

by Laura S. and Karen K. In 1967, the Print and Picture Collection at Parkway Central Library purchased a print by a young Philadelphia artist named John Dowell. That first acquisition led to… continue reading The Art and Influence of John Dowell: An Exhibition from Special Collections

By written by Administrator    September 18, 2023    1

With this month’s Comix Club drawing nigh (that’s Tuesday, August 29 from 5:30–7:30 p.m.  in the Art Department), here is a Review Spotlight of sparkly new additions to… continue reading Comix Club's New Titles Spotlight Review

By written by Eileen E.    August 23, 2023   

Each month in the Art Department library staff Radiyah and Eileen pick a theme for the book display and curate books related to that topic. This month’s theme is Road… continue reading Places Imagined and Realized: The Art Department's August Book Display

By written by Natasha S.    August 21, 2023   

Artist/Illustrator Akinseye Brown (pronounced Ah-KEEN-shay-yay) was selected to design the 50 Years of Hip-Hop commemorative library card for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Akinseye has over 20… continue reading Funky Five Plus One Questions with Akinseye Brown

By written by Dr. Guy Sims    July 5, 2023    1

The Art Department is thrilled to host the launch of  Don’t Look Into The Abyss , a new graphic novel illustrated and published by  Bryn Ziegler .  Ziegler is a book and… continue reading Bryn Ziegler's Don’t Look Into The Abyss and Other Philadelphia Comics

By written by Alina J.    June 14, 2023   

Last month we released a post about the Better Philadelphia Exhibition , a 1947 exhibit designed by architects and city planners showing the citizens of Philadelphia their plans for urban… continue reading Reading the City: Books About Plans, Models, and Photos of Cities

By written by Francis B.    May 24, 2023   

A scrapbook from 1947 documents the Better Philadelphia Exhibition, a showcase of urban renewal projects planned for Center City. How do you represent a city? How do you take a superstructure of… continue reading The Better Philadelphia Exhibit: A Vision of the Future From 70 Years Ago

By written by Francis B.    April 17, 2023   

Are you an avid reader of comics, and of the age 18+? The Art Department is stoked to announce an exciting new collection for you to explore: The Philadelphia Comics Collection (PCC) is a living,… continue reading The Philadelphia Comics Collection Debuts in the Art Department

By written by Eileen E.    March 10, 2023   

Join your neighbors at the Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 p.m.  for the FREE Philadelphia premiere screening of the new short hybrid documentary film, “ The… continue reading Join Us for the Premiere Screening of “The Command Center to Bring Women Home”

By written by Juanita V.    November 23, 2022   

Little Free Libraries have been around since the early 2000’s and many are familiar with their communal “leave a book, take a book” nature. In 2016, Portland artists Erinn… continue reading The Big Deal about Small Art: No Small Artists, Only Small Artworks

By written by Jeanette C.    August 29, 2022    1

For an artist renowned for his use of color, my first exposure to Ashley Bryan (1923-2022) was the pen and ink drawings in The Dancing Granny . In the 1977 edition published by Atheneum, Mr.… continue reading The Vibrancy and Colors of a Great American Artist: Praising Ashley Bryan

By written by Jeff B.    March 22, 2022   

Do you enjoy creating things with your hands, be it simple origami shapes, drawing, painting, baking,  or even learning and creating code? There are few better ways to explore your creativity… continue reading National Children's Craft Day

By written by Jeff B.    March 14, 2022   

History is found in the pages of a textbook—or so I thought! This February, celebrate Black History Month by learning more about the history of Black quilt makers! Do you know about the… continue reading The Quilts of Gee's Bend

By written by Inaara S.    February 16, 2022    1

What art projects can you think of that involve layers? What recipes have you tasted that include layers of ingredients? Leanna and Tonii share two ideas for layering, while creating art and… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | Let's Layer: Art and Cooking!

By written by Shayna M.    December 10, 2021   

Written by Lewis Shaw, who conducted extensive research in the Art Department as part of a Friends Select School Senior Internship Project. The following is a continuation of a previous blog post… continue reading A Continued Discussion on the Topics of Surrealism and Gender

By written by Administrator    November 10, 2021   

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