Editor’s Note: Torva Messor, our gothic high school guest contributor shares thoughts and impressions on September’s First Friday. We went to the Rollins building at 319 N. 11 th Street, which is chock full of artist collectives such as Napoleon, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Practice, Marginal Utility, Grizzly Grizzly, Great Far Beyond, and Vox Populi. The space… Read More First Friday: Philadelphia
We interviewed Shawn back in 2009. We recently checked in to see what he has been working on. Age: 42 Hometown: Philadelphia Job description: Illustrator / Tattooist Bio: Shawn Dubin is the co-creator and illustrator of the book series, “The Misadventures of Dreary & Naughty.” He spent much of his time growing up immersed in… Read More Featured Artist: Shawn Dubin
I’m pleased to introduce Torva, who will be contributing moving forward. “I’m a 15 year old goth. My hobbies are acting, reading, and writing. I was born and raised in Philly. I’m in love with horror and that’s mostly what I write about.” Seance, A Poem by Torva: I sit inside the circle of gloom,… Read More Meet Torva Messor (New Contributor)
Age: 62 Hometown: NYC Job description: artist Select links: http://www.dannysimmonsarts.com/ Bio: Danny Simmons, Jr., is an American abstract painter from Queens, NY. Simmons brings an equal passion to the written word, thanks to his father, also an outstanding poet. The elder Simmons’ example during a time of racial strife and social upheaval impressed upon Danny the importance… Read More Featured Artist: Danny Simmons
Age: 42 Hometown: Philadelphia Job description: Songwriter, Satirist, Bullshitter, Producer Bio: I’ve been kicking the same bag of bullshit around this soon to be no-horse town for longer than I can believe. I write, record, and perform songs, monologues, and poems with others and alone. Upcoming projects: I’ll be performing at DiPinto Guitars on… Read More Featured: Shawn Kilroy
Age: 26 years old Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Upcoming projects: Graff comic book and bigger installs Select links:bigger and better Describe your work; what themes and concepts does your work generally revolve around? “It’s mainly graffiti based, artsy or sometimes a combination of the both. I try to do be in my own lane, because people aren’t… Read More Featured Artist: KRA!
I am so proud of my good friend Tamara. Today she is pitching her work to Shark Tank, here in Philadelphia. Auditions are being held at Temple University. Tamara is an amazing person, with grace, talent and a fierce intellect. She seeks to empower other female makers here in the city as well. Wishing you… Read More Liliglow Boutique