Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Philadelphia Freedom at the ICA WED July 19th 

If you're planning to come out to the ICA on WED night please try to get there by or at 7 pm, as the storytelling part of the evening will be first up. Nicole McEwan and I will both be telling stories.

Also, if you're coming, please go to this link below and simply print out the page about the program from the PhillyFunGuide and bring it to the ICA for half-off admission. Here is the link:




Tales From the 215: Stories, Slides and Serenades

Wed., July 19, 7pm. Free with museum admission ($3-$6). Institute of
Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St. 215.898.5911. www.icaphila.org.

It's true. Sometimes you forget to look around and enjoy the urban decay of the city you live in. Lucky for us Zoe Strauss has been documenting the forgotten and often crumbling beauty of Philadelphia for the past five years, while working hard on her 10-year "Philadelphia Public Art Project," which won her a place in the Whitney Biennial as well as exhibition space on the ICA's ramp. Strauss plans to show a piece of the project in the form of a slide show entitled "Philadelphia Freedom" at the fourth annual summer Whenever Wednesday at the ICA. Other Whenever Wednesday events follow Strauss' cue and seemingly aim to make you proud of living in the great and gritty Philly. Local art-worlder Shelley Spector regales you with tales of real-life adventures in a program called "Philadelphia Stories 1," while the Mummers make a live appearance in an animated opera called The Loathly Lady. (Annette Monnier)

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