Monday, August 25, 2014

Learn About Art, Design Of Eagles' Uniforms, Free

Philadelphia's Fleisher Art Memorial's Sanctuary Series, a free, drop-in Wednesday evening program in Fleisher's historic Sanctuary (719 Catharine Street), will begin for the fall term September 10 at 6:00 p.m. 

To begin the series, Peter Capolino, a longtime Fleisher supporter and founder of Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company, will lead a discussion on the art and design of the Philadelphia Eagles' uniforms.

Capolino will present examples of the different uniforms used from 1933 to 1993, present historical design and graphic insights, and discuss how the textile industry and fabrics have evolved since the beginning of the football franchise. Capolino presented a wildly popular talk focused on baseball uniforms at Fleisher last spring.

Capolino's uniform collections have become an established part of the sports lore of Philadelphia, and he is currently developing historically accurate shawl collared button front wool sweaters as worn by Major League Baseball teams from 1901 through 1930. Capolino has been interviewed extensively on ABC, ESPN, and MTV, and his public speaking engagements have included presentations at the Philadelphia Public Library, The National Constitution Center, and various other venues around the country.

Admission to the Sanctuary Series is free, but registration is requested. More information is available at

Additional Sanctuary Series topics and dates:

Introduction to Anatomy Lecture (part 1 of 2): Al Gury - September 17

Light and Chemical Correspondence: Scott McMahon and Ahmed Salvador - October 22

Mexican Identity in the 21st Century: Brujo de la Mancha - October 29

Introduction to anatomy lecture (part 2 of 2): Al Gury - November 10

The Fleisher Art Memorial was founded by industrialist Samuel S. Fleisher in 1898 and is renowned for its mission of making art accessible to everyone regardless of economic means, background or artistic experience. Fleisher Art Memorial is one of the nation's first community-based art centers, providing free and low-cost studio art classes along with opportunities for beginning and seasoned artists to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting. Fleisher's arts education programming reaches deeply into local schools and community centers, and has brought the organization national recognition and powerful opportunities to advocate for and shape arts education initiatives throughout the region and the country.

No comments: