Jenny Sabin, a 2010 Pew Fellow and principal and founder of Philadelphia-based Jenny Sabin Studio, has been awarded a 2014 Architectural League Prize. The prize, established in 1981, “recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas.”
According to the Architectural League website, each year a portfolio competition results in six winners, who are then invited to present their work in a variety of public fora, including lectures, an exhibition, and a catalog published by Princeton Architectural Press. This year’s committee members asked entrants to organize their work under the theme of overlay and “how the idea of overlay (iterative, conceptual, and notational) drives discourse, tension between iterations, design solutions, and the parameters by which work is reviewed.”
Sabin is currently an assistant professor at Cornell University. Her past projects include Branching Morphogenesis, a three-dimensional “datascape” made up of 75,000 zip ties, and myThread Pavilion, a work commissioned by Nike Flyknit Collective. Last year Jenny Sabin Studio, in collaboration with ISA Architects (including founding principal and 2011 Pew Fellow Brian Phillips), worked on a new 31-unit housing development in Francisville, Philadelphia.
Sabin will discuss her work on June 26 in a public lecture alongside fellow winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize: Kutan Ayata and Michael Young of Young & Ayata and Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman of Norman Kelley.
Susan Lankin-Watts talks about her family’s rich musical legacy, the importance of her audience’s support, and more.
Donald Nally is conductor of The Crossing, a professional chamber choir focused on new music.
An actor, director, stage designer, and playwright, Thaddeus Phillips “creates visual spectacles that take audiences to new frontiers.”
Since receiving his Pew Fellowship in 2012, Varrone has developed Box Score: An Autobiography, an app for iPad and iPhone that features work from his book Eephus, a collection of prose poems about baseball.
Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.
Alma Ruiz is a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she has curated numerous exhibitions.
Discomfort is a sign that one is working with integrity, says poet and Pew Fellow Emily Abendroth (2013).
In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
In 2017, the Center marks the 25th anniversary of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts with a commemorative website highlighting a quarter-century of support to artists.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s current playwriting project is a Center-funded commission for Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, based on Don Juan Returns from the War.
John Killacky is executive director of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, and on the board of the Vermont Community Foundation.
Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle’s award-winning production of The Object Lesson travels to Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts.