Lemonade Still Sour At Sugarhouse

  • Artist Jordan Griska’a will install his “Grumman Greenhouse” this week at Lenfest Plaza, which opens officially Saturday at North Broad & Cherry. Meant to suggest both destruction and growth, the stripped down Navy plane will be the second public art piece in Center City to utilize the concept of greenhouses “as an integral expressive element” and the second piece on the Plaza.
  • The Philadelphia Folklore Project is currently exhibiting “Cultural Exchange,” which showcases the work of four artists of the African Diaspora and stressing the intimate ties between faraway locales like the African savannah, Haiti, and North Philadelphia. It chronicles “an part of the undervalued material culture of America” until mid-December.
  • The Carpenter’s Company will host Preserving America, a major conference on contemporary landmark preservation issues, on October 27 & 28.
  • The upcoming Design in Action 2011 is a “conference for designers, activists, and educators focused on design and public engagement” running from October 9 to October 11.

 

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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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