Friday, June 06, 2008

Lockheedian Christo

I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect industrial and defense operations. During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant from Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.

Below is Lockheed before the camouflage was created:

Lockheed before the camouflage

And below are some amazing images after it was hidden away:

Lockheed after being camouflaged

Grants for Maryland Artists

Deadline: July 31, 2008

The 2009 Maryland State Fellowship guidelines and applications are now available. The funding categories available for 2009 include:

Dance: Choreography
Music Composition (World, Classical and Non Classical)
Visual Arts: Crafts
Visual Arts: Photography
Visual Arts: Sculpture

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants can click here to access the MSAC Individual Artists Fellowships Application. The deadline for 2009 applications is July 31, 2008.

Fallon & Rosof Curate

Philly's Northern Liberties neighborhood is rapidly developing (no pun intended) into one of my favorite areas - it reminds me a lot of Brooklyn when I was a kid.

And Northern Liberty's Projects Gallery today opens their collaboration with curators and uber art bloggers Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof in an exhibition simply titled ID.

This exhibition will put the gallery lights on a number of emerging Philadelphia artists united in pushing the boundaries of myth and persona in contemporary art. From what I know of the show so far, we will see video, performance, sculpture, and photography, as the exhibition explores "broad and self-focused concepts ranging from issues of applied identity to the id of the artist."

As Roberta and Libby put it, "the works are metaphorical in ways that come out of the core of who they are and what they see around them." Artists include:

Samantha Hill - Moore College of Art and Design
Andria Bibiloni and Carl Marin - Tyler School of Art
Jay Hardman, Alex Gartelmann, and Phil Jackson - The University of the Arts
Jamie Diamond, Katy Rose Glickman, and Sarah Zimmer - University of Pennsylvania

And Philadelphia-based artist Diedra Krieger from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

ID opens tonight with an artist reception from 5-8 p.m. and continues through July 26. There will be a performance of artist Samantha Hill’s “Black Iconography” at 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.