The Owlery

The features blog of The Temple News



June 2015



Out and About: June 1, 2015

Written by , Posted in Art, Arts & Entertainment, Nightlife

Who Do You Love?: Moonstone Arts Center

On Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m., Moonstone Arts Center will host its monthly panel discussion on a featured poet. Warren Longmire will lead June’s discussion on the life and works of Allen Ginsberg, joined by guests Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Molly Russakoff and Ryan Eckes. After the talk show-style conversation, audience members are invited to read one of Ginsberg’s poems, in addition to one of their own. Everyone is invited to attend, but those interested in reading must register by email to, with “Allen Ginsberg” as the subject line. Free. Philly CAM Studios, 699 Ranstead Street. 215-735-9600.

Ex Silento: Mixed Media Works by Caitlin McCormack and Casey Murphy

The Art Dept., a gallery in Fishtown, will open a new exhibition of McCormack and Murphy’s work, a “curious installment of intriguing oddities,” on Friday, June 5 at 6 p.m. McCormack, a fiber artist, creates delicate skeletons that depict the diminishing bloodline of her family. Murphy makes shadowboxes and hand-restored garments, “objects unearthed in the ruins of a lonely, Puritanical house.” Both artists will be in attendance at the opening reception and beverages will be provided by La Colombe. Free. The Art Dept., 1638 E Berks Street. 215-739-4146.

Future Sensations

Pavilion 4 - Night
Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials company, is celebrating its 350th Anniversary with a touring exhibition. This traveling art installment will be in Philadelphia – the only U.S. stop on its international tour – from May 30 to June 6. The immersive experience on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will stimulate the visitor’s senses with five distinct pavilions; some stand as tall as 70 feet. Food trucks like Poi Dog and Little Baby’s Ice Cream will round out the event, in addition to a beer garden featuring Parisian-inspired brews from Yards Brewery. Admission is free; food and beverage is “pay-as-you-go.” The Eakins Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Philly Photo Day Exhibition Walk-Through

All 1,903 photographs taken on Philly Photo Day in October are on display in an outdoor exhibition at Dilworth Park. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) will host a walkthrough with executive director, Sarah Stolfa, on Wednesday, June 3 at 3 p.m. Stolfa will highlight some of the most interesting photos and discuss the PPAC’s plans for 2015 Philly Photo Day. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th Street. 215-232-5678.