Artists Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, who have established themselves as key people in the Philadelphia art world, will give a lecture on "The Global Art Scene -- Philadelphia to Shanghai," at 4:30 p.m. April 8 in Franklin and Marshall College's Stahr Auditorium in Stager Hall.
Their talk, sponsored by the Commonwealth Speakers Program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the Department of Art & Art History, will not be aimed towards arts professionals. Instead it will be a whirlwind tour of galleries and museums around the world presented through images from the speakers' personal archives.
Long-time friends and art collaborators, Fallon and Rosof created their online journal, artblog, in 2003. Since then, artblog has been widely cited for excellence, including two major citations in Art in America.
Fallon and Rosof, whose mission is connecting the public with contemporary art, have received grants for artblog
from the Knight Foundation and J-Lab (via the William Penn Foundation) and they are one of 33 winners of the 2011
Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge for their First Friday Art Safaris. Calling themselves the “OK artists,” they began giving away their art on Philadelphia street corners in 1998.
Artblog is an outgrowth of those giveaways.
This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities. Sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History.
Free and open to the public.