Martha Ledger


BSR Contributor Since April 13, 2011

Martha Ledger is an editor who lives in West Philadelphia.

Ledger has written, edited, photographed and, when captivated by brightly colored, shiny materials, she has made things. She writes most often now about biomedical research, but also likes to write about the visual arts. “It's a way of better understanding those things that really give pleasure,†she says.

She is a former board member of the University City Arts League and a current board member of the Garden Court Community Association, through which she has brought some choral music to a local public school that has no music teacher.

She is a fancier of Bakelite jewelry, a perpetual student of the Spanish language, and a practitioner of tai chi. She used to dance Argentine tango obsessively, and she still loves the music of Pugliese and Piazzolla.

Ledger lives in West Philadelphia.

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Rochelle Dinkin's 'Beginning Promises' at Highwire: Who knew?

Art Safari to Kensington

Beyond Center City: Artists with everything (but money)

The artist's art scene, which over the last half century has shifted from South Street to Old City to Northern Liberties, has now moved to Kensington and Port Richmond. Anyone really interested in contemporary art is going to have to find out where these neighborhoods are.

Martha Ledger

Articles 7 minute read
Lee's 'Untitiled': Distress signal, in thousands of twist-ties.

"In Material: Fiber 2012' at the Arthur Ross Gallery

Living in a material world

What can you do or say with fiber, aside from wearing it? Just about anything, as the Ross Gallery's breathtaking installation demonstrates.

Martha Ledger

Articles 5 minute read
'Daddy Tattoo': In your face, but not threatening.

Zoe Strauss photos at the Art Museum (1st review)

Powerful, but not pretty

Conceptual artist and photographer Zoe Strauss takes an unflinching look at hard lives in tough times. She documents the struggle, but wherever she looks, she also finds humor, ironies, and truths about being human.

Martha Ledger

Articles 5 minute read

Diane Burko's photographs at Locks Gallery

Burko with a camera, not a brush

The landscape painter Diane Burko applies her skills with color and form to photography, with good reason: No painter could possibly reproduce the multitude of rich and subtle detail in these camera images.

Martha Ledger

Articles 5 minute read
Headless, legless, armless: Goodbye clients, hello museums.

'Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion' at the Art Museum (2nd review)

He gave up fashion for art

No longer tied to fashion shows and market demands, Roberto Capucci works on his own terms. His fabric sculptures resemble haute couture, but they're really works of art well worth celebrating.

Martha Ledger

Articles 4 minute read