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The Tell Tale Heart @ Art in the Age: Opens Tomorrow!

Posted by John Steele


People say a picture is worth a thousand words. Fortunately for us, no one ever told macabre master and former Philadelphian Edgar Allen Poe. His lengthy lyrical poetry and scary short stories gave us some of the most famous chills in literary history. But some people just can’t get over that old adage.

Starting tomorrow, Art In The Age will be opening their Tell Tale Heart Exhibit, attempting to test the old theory once and for all. Artists from around Philly have created original works inspired by Poe’s dark tales of murder, mystery and evil.

The event is a celebration of Poe’s 200th birthday, a date Philadelphia historians have been celebrating for years. Philadelphia was Poe’s home when he wrote several of his most seminal works and historians have been in a custody battle-of-sorts over the final resting place for the famous writer’s remains. Some claim that Poe belongs in Philly. But citizens of Baltimore like Poe right where he is.

These artists have their work cut out for them. Their works will attempt to scare and delight for the Halloween season, celebrate the birth of one of the most celebrated writers in history, settle a debate over the strength of words versus pictures and attempt to settle a bi-state competition for Poe’s undying love. Luckily for you, all you have to do is check out these creative interpretations on America’s greatest horror writer.

Tell Tale Heart Exhibit @ Art in the Age
October 2nd – November 1st, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-8pm with complimentary ROOT cocktails

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-2600


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