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Strike a pose
The 25th Annual PAFA Print Sale is going on TONIGHT! Shop till 8:30, support talented artists and buy unique holiday gifts for your loved ones.
It isn’t enough to just look at Marie Manski’s (MFA '13) art; she wants you to experience it.

Whether you taste her homemade tahini honey ice cream or her take on the banana split or wander through one of her labyrinths, Manski wants people to put themselves in her work. “One of my goals is to engage the audience and make them participators so they can feel invested in the works, and in a sense, they invest in themselves,” she said. @oui_fille 
A painting class in Cast Hall in 1901
Who's ready for the print sale this Friday?

@justdandyart designed the print sale invitation and will be selling their work along with many other PAFA artists. The sale offers a colorful assortment of original etchings, screen prints, lithographs, woodcuts, stamp prints and more, all created by talented students enrolled in the printmaking program. 
The print sale is THIS Friday night. #linkinbio
“Large Mirror Wall” by Chelsea Nader is currently on view in the Alumni Gallery as part of “Held Dear,” an exhibition featuring Chelsea Nader and Melissa Joseph
Opening next week on the 5th floor: Squid. The exhibition will feature work from Stephanie Reyer’s Digital Print and Web Design Class. Students pitched their exhibition designs today, see the winning exhibition design next week.
Tomorrow at PAFA the Visiting Artist Program is welcoming Sascha Braunig for a free lecture at 11:45 in the HLB auditorium.

Visiting Artist Program is a student-run program that brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.
The G.O.A.T. Dan Miller
How about a sculpture made entirely of cheese for your next project? 
This 'Cheese Gritty' was made by PAFA alumni Marie Pelton and Jim Victor (@jvmp_foodsculpt ) for a 'Very Philly Christmas' in Fairmount Park 📸 @thom_carroll @phillyvoice #PAFAAlumni
Hank Willis Thomas’ “All Power to All People” is now on display in the Hamilton building at PAFA. The 800-pound, 8-foot tall sculpture was acquired by PAFA earlier this year
For the past seven years Mike Kondel (MFA ’19) has been helping artists make work as a master printer. But now he wants to create something for himself. “I was a technician and I wanted to be an artist,” Kondel said. “I was making my paintings every day at home and going to work, it was really crazy.” #linkinbio @mfkondel