The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) kicked off this week, and the biggest question on the minds of any arts lover is how to choose from the vast list of performances and events. So we pulled up our Edith Piaf Pandora station, poured through the packed calendar, and made our picks. First, we’ll tell you about our clients’ excellent PIFA offerings, and then give you a few other Canary staff picks.
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We’re excited to congratulate Fairmount Park Art Association on a Philadelphia Magazine BEST of PHILLY 2010 win for “Best Cheap Thrill!” with the newly launched Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO!
Launched in June, Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO offers participants an insider’s view of Philadelphia’s outstanding collection of public art with 35 professionally produced audio segments revealing the stories behind 51 sculptures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a great urban thoroughfare, and the connecting Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park. Users can access the segments for free and through their own cell phones or hand-held devices, providing a high quality way to access information and experience outdoor sculpture in an innovative, engaging, fun and meaningful way.
Download the Fairmount Park Art Association’s new—and free—audio guide to 51 of our city’s public sculptures at www.museumwithoutwallsaudio.org to your ipod and check it out!
This Thursday beginning at 11 a.m., we’ll be on the scene at LOVE Park as Fairmount Park Art Association celebrates the launch of the new multi-platform, interactive audio experience Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO. The official launch event, which is free and open to the public, will include a sign dedication at Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE sculpture, iPod giveaways, and an opportunity to meet the voices behind many of the program’s three-minute audio segments—which explore the untold histories behind 51 outdoor sculptures at 35 stops along Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive.
A number of the voices included in the program’s audio segments, as well as other Philadelphia notables, will be attending the event including Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Art Association; Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer for the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts; Mark Focht, Executive Director of Fairmount Park for the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation; James “Jimmy” Binns, a Philadelphia lawyer and a former Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner who is a member of the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame and can be heard on the audio program for A. Thomas Schomberg’s Rocky sculpture; Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Charles Fuller, whocan be heard on the audio program for the sculpture, All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors byJ. Otto Schweizer; and more.