New in the Galleries: 101-year-old Cuban artist Carmen Herrera explores the possibilities of geometric abstraction in her painting “Beacon II” (2016). Though this work’s crisp lines and contrasting planes of color might seem simple, Herrera, who trained as an architect at the Universidad de la Habana, creates the illusion of depth by converging the red triangles just off the center of the canvas. This contradiction between flatness and depth creates a spatial tension that allows Herrera to challenge the geometry of her canvas.  

“Beacon II,” 2016, by Carmen Herrera (Promised gift of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman)

2

Hello Philly friends!!
Some friends of mine are starting a march for trans rights in response to Trumps recent overruling of federal regulations to help trans kids in public schools. If you live in Philadelphia or know anyone there please spread the word!! Message @spunsugarspiderwebs if you want more details!
Peace ✌🏻& Love ❤️
~Becca

Following President Trump’s decision to remove national guidelines for schools to protect Trans students, an order put into place by President Obama, Philadelphia’s school district has announced there will be no changes to our city’s protections for Trans youth. We will continue to stand firm to assure that all students have access to to a safe learning environment. Philly resists!

2

Pro-Trump Nazi graffiti was spray-painted on a window in Philadelphia

According to the Philly Voice, two swastikas were scrawled in black paint along with the message “Sieg Heil 2016.” Sieg Heil is, of course, a Nazi victory salute. One of the swastikas appeared to make up the “T” in the word Trump. Tragically, the graffiti comes on the 78th anniversary of a tipping point in the Holocaust.