Holmesburg Prison Artwork Preserved & Exhibited

Photo: Patricia Gomez Villaescusa & Maria Jesus Gonzalez Fernandez

  • Spanish artists Patricia Gomez Villaescusa and Maria Jesus Gonzalez Fernandez will open their new “print” exhibit at Moore College this Friday, which will run through March 17. “Doing Time/Depth of Surface” is the result of an extensive creative preservation effort to extract the monotonously crafted wall sketches of inmates of the shuttered Holmesburg prison. “It grew into a way to archive forgotten places,” said Gonzalez. For Chandra Lampreich’s photo essay on the prison on the Daily yesterday, click HERE. And look for Ben Leech’s interview with the artists on the Daily later today.
  • Eyes on the Street reports on Penn’s new High Bay Laboratory, a space which now makes some larger astronomical devices accessible to the faculty.
  • Naked Philly is peeved at Monday night’s obstructed meeting for Point Breeze residents to vote on the OCF Coffee coming to 20th & Federal streets. The café—affiliated with Naked Philly—has been the subject of minimal, yet persistent opposition by a few in the community. The filibusters got their wish, pushing the meeting back a further week.
  • Newsworks looks at Philadelphia University’s recent sustainable fashion show, the result of last semester’s work by students encouraged “to push creative boundaries.”

 

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