Elephants on the Avenue: Artmaking Workshop with Benjamin Volta

9 Jul 2016
Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia

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“Pruning the Elephant” workshop with Benjamin Volta. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

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“Pruning the Elephant” workshop with Benjamin Volta. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

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“Pruning the Elephant” workshop with Benjamin Volta. Photo by Jill Saul, courtesy of Historic Germantown.

Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown's ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class and Community in Historic Germantown.

Elephants on the Avenue is a series of public programs and community events that use the arts as a catalyst for community dialogue and engagement around race and class in the diverse Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Led by collaborating artists and historians, these interpretive programs creatively explore such themes as indifference and respect, racism and tolerance, slavery and abolition, and exclusion and inclusion.