Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle as part of Historic Germantown’s Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue: Race, Class and Community in Historic Germantown. Participants are encouraged to bring personal photos and paper scraps to create handmade paper fans.
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.
Over the past 25 years, Pew Fellows have been recognized with numerous prestigious grants and awards, and have had their work presented in 49 US states and more than 60 countries.
Kate Valk is a founding member of New York-based theater collective Wooster Group, and has performed with the group for nearly four decades.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts recently announced plans for the Philadelphia Freedom Festival to honor early, Philadelphia-based civil rights activist, Octavius Catto.
The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights, a new documentary by Emmy award-winning director and producer Ilana Trachtman, will premiere June 23 at 9 p.m. on WHYY-TV.
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is home to 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items.
Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is founding artistic director of Urban Bush Women, a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change.
Strange Currencies is the first exhibition to articulate a history for the unorthodox, artist-run spaces that emerged in Mexico City in the 1990s.
An exhibition featuring floor-to-ceiling photographs that stitch together a block of houses, with smaller photographs that reveal the various perspectives found within a 2-block radius..
Tristin Lowe is an installation artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.
The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will perform a pop-up concert at Bluebell Triangle Park.
Pew Fellow Lori Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with complex subjects.
Filmmaker and Pew Fellow David Scott Kessler on creating environmentally-conscious art, turning limitations into creative assets, and more.