Globe Dye Artists Take Inspiration From Building


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  • NewsWorks shows us Frankford’s Globe Dye Works, a 125 year-old crumbing factory that provides sculptors with some “industrial charm,” inspiring them to create unique and versatile works, as well as display them in exhibits like the current show, “Catagenesis.” Leslie Kaufman, co-director of the space’s Philadelphia Sculptors group, relates the synergy and respite that artists find in the reused space, saying that it “presents the buildings themselves…as partners in the art work, to have a whole other dimension that you couldn’t possibly have where the environment itself doesn’t have character. This has character.” For our story from last winter on Globe Dye, click HERE.
  • In the red this year for some $17.5 million and facing several “grave” problems,the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced the impending sale of the Cardinal’s Mansion on City Avenue to St. Joseph’s University for $10 million.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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