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Arts

Student Artist: Claire Niebergall

Name and Year: Claire Niebergall, 2012 Hometown: Annandale, VA Major: Fine Arts Medium of choice: Animation, Graphic Design When you sit down in front of a blank sheet or computer screen, how do you get started?

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Switch In Before Add Drops

Student with passions for the arts share classes you should take while you still have the chance. Artistic talent not required.

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Review: Dysfunctional Furniture Exhibit

City Hall furniture exhibition makes your family look normal.

by MEGAN RUBEN

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DIY: T–Shirt Pillows

A new year and a new semester means a time for change, and Street thinks your dorm decor is so last semester.

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Review: Meat America

The newest show at Bambi gallery explores exactly what raw talent means to an experienced photographer.

by INNA KOFMAN

DIY Sand Art

Joke Issue: We all hail from Philadelphia, dear readers, the most glamorous and industrious city on the Eastern Seaboard!

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Listings Dec. 9

Joke Issue: Friday, December 10: Big Daddy Charles and the Charlatans, with the Back Alley Sextet, Le Chat Noir, 5 cents Big Daddy Charles hails from the Mississippi Delta, where he learned to play the gobble–pipe with the coolest cats on the Bayou.

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Someone's Been Hitting' The Hooch A Little Too Hard

Joke Issue: Cruising around the Big Apple in his flivver for hire, Lenny the Cabbie has seen his fair share of odd birds.

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This Week in… 12.02.2010

MUSIC Friday Dec. 3: The Antlers with The Luyas, First Unitarian Church, $13 Brooklyn–based trio The Antlers started as the solo project of Peter Silberman, who recruited Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci to back him on drums and keys, respectively.

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Thank God It’s (First) Friday

This monthly art block–party is more than just an excuse to pilfer cups of wine from the galleries lining Second Street.

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Review: Wharton Esherick

The work of Wharton Esherick just asks to be ignored. Sitting in Van Pelt amongst angrily buzzing computers and tired students buzzed on caffeine, an art exhibition doesn’t stand a chance.

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Review: Matthew Izzo

Kill two birds with one stone at this charming furniture/clothing store hybrid. Shopping at Matthew Izzo is like entering a kitschy, candle-scented Wonderland, with wildly different items from African drums to delicate silver chains tempting your wallet in every direction.

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This Week in… 11.18.2010

MUSIC Sunday, Nov. 21: Concerts First presents the Next Big Thing Tour, The Trocadero, $15 What do Bedlight for Blue Eyes, the Early November, and the Josephine Collective have in common?

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Guest Curator: Professor Julie N. Davis

This week Associate Professor of the History of Art and Art History Undergraduate Chair Julie Davis sits down with Street and talks about getting Zen, reincarnated tacos and why Philadelphia is a cultural force to be reckoned with.

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Review: Michaelangelo Pistoletto At The PMA

Italian contemporary artist Michelangelo Pistoletto has strewn the walls of the PMA with his artistic reflections in more ways than one.

by INNA KOFMAN

Artspiration

I had to come to Fisher Fine Arts to write about it. I had to sit under the quotes from Shakespeare that line the Victorian windows of the main reading room; I had to look at the studded brass decals on the staircase; I had to enjoy the quietude that has led the girl next to me to zip her bag so slowly it doesn’t make a noise. Designed by the renowned Frank Furness in the 1880s and officially dedicated in 1891, FFA was originally the University’s main library.

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Review: "Set Pieces"

Virgil Marti, a well–known Philadelphia artist and curator of Set Pieces, a show currently on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art, has given new life to decorative art pieces long forgotten in PMA’s storage facilities.

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This Week in... 11.11.2010

MUSIC Friday, Nov. 12: Maserati with Psychic Paramount and Steve Moore, Kung Fu Necktie, $10 The name of this three–piece from Athens, GA says it all: sophistication, precision and most importantly, lightning speed.

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Scouring The Streets

For November’s First Friday — the monthly arts block party in Old City — Street took to the sidewalks to find some dorm decor on the cheap.

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