Fellows Friday News: King Britt at the Village of Arts & Humanities, Marshall Allen celebrates Sun Ra’s 100th Birthday, and More

1/2: King Britt. Photo courtesy of the artist.
2/2: Marshall Allen, 2012 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.


King Britt (Pew Fellow, 2007) has been named a SPACES resident at the Village of Arts & Humanities. Funded by the Knight Foundation over a two-year period, Britt will create a radio show and record label called “Village Transmissions.” Read more >


Pew Fellows King Britt (2007) and Kate Watson-Wallace (2007) curate The Beautiful Noise: A Tribute to Sun Ra at FringeArts. FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA, June 6 at 8 p.m. Read more and get tickets >

Anthony Campuzano (2009) will spin records along with DJs Broadzilla for one night only at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building, in celebration of Patrick Kelly, whose exhibition Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love, is currently on view. The event is free but registration is required. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, May 30, 6–8 p.m. Read more and register >

Visual artist Matthew Cox’s (2008) work is included this month in an exhibition, The Embroidered Image, at Robert Mann Gallery. Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY, on view until August 15, 2014. Read more >

Collaborative video and installation artists Nadia Hironaka (2006) and Matthew Suib (2011) will present Mirrors, Marks & Loops, a solo exhibition of their work at Locks Gallery, with an opening reception on June 6. Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, June 6–26, 2014. Read more >

Dan Murphy (2012) has collaborated with Isaac Tin Wei Lin to create a new mural at the Institute of Contemporary Art, which pays tribute to the late Margaret Kilgallen and her work Main Drag. The mural and the micro-exhibition, Woe Be Gone / East Meets West: “Folk” and Fantasy from the Coasts, is organized by Paul Swenbeck (2013). Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, on view until June 22. Read more >

Ventana244 Gallery will present a solo exhibition of artist Annabeth Rosen (1992). Ventana244 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, on view until June 15. Read more >


Frank Sherlock’s (2013) full-length poetry collection, Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated is now out from Philadelphia’s ixnay press. Read more >


Marshall Allen (2012) appears in numerous media outlets (National Public Radio, The New Yorker, Biography) about his time with Sun Ra, on the occasion of Ra’s 100th birthday. Read the article and listen to the NPR feature > Read The New Yorker feature > Read the Biography feature >

Philadelphia’s theartblog praises musician and curator King Britt (2007) for his upcoming two-year SPACES residency at the Village of Arts & Humanities. Read the article >

King Britt (2007) gets a positive review in The Wire for his new album, released under his Fhloston Paradigm project. Read the review >

The London Jazz News praises Charles Cohen’s (2011) performance at Café Oto, hailing him as “a quiet maverick and an original improvising voice.” Read the review >

Online blog Cool Hunting hails visual artist Alex Da Corte’s (2012) exhibition, Delirium I, at the David Risley Gallery in Denmark as “smart and unexpected…for an experience that is quite other-worldly.” Read the review >

Philadelphia City Paper covers Dan Murphy (2012) and his love of graffiti in a review of Department of Neighborhood Services, a three-person exhibition at Fleisher-Ollman Gallery. Read the review >

Saxophonist Greg Osby’s (2012) contributions to piano trio Vein’s new album are highlighted in The Guardian. Read the review >

The Sydney Morning Herald gives high praise to a recent performance by Greg Osby (2012) in Australia: “[It] was often spiked with intelligence and supreme craft levels, but the emotional content was veiled, emerging as a detached beauty or in sudden upsurges of raw energy.” Read the review >

The Philadelphia Inquirer previews the Kimmel Center’s Jazz Residency program and upcoming performances from Grammy-winning percussionist Pablo Batista (2000), choreographer Raphael Xavier (2013), and bandleader Bobby Zankel (1996). Read the article >

Leonard Gontarek discusses the eloquent poems of Elaine Terranova (2006) at the APIARY Magazine website. Read the article >

The Wire names Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s (2011) upcoming performance a highlight of the 31st edition of Jazz em Agosto’s program in Lisbon, Portugal. Read more >

Lily Yeh (1992) is the subject of a new documentary film by Glenn Holsten (1997), The Barefoot Artist, which was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the article >

Grants & Grantees

Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.

Scribe Video Center worked with scholars and community representatives to discover stories, partners, and contributors for a project about the history of Muslim life in Philadelphia.

The highlight of a year-long 25th anniversary celebration, Sruti presented two concerts that explored the confluence of Hindustani and Carnatic classical music.

Curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson presents two concerts by electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.

Join Temple Contemporary for the opening of reFORM, a major installation by artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio that pays tribute to Philadelphia school closings.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Emilya Cachapero oversees all of the Theatre Communications Group’s artistic and international programs, including grant programs and special events.

Pew Fellow and poet Brian Teare (2015) has been awarded a residency through the Center’s ongoing partnership with MacDowell Colony.

On Monday, June 13, 2016, we announced and honored the 2016 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at Christ Church Neighborhood House.

Tacita Dean speaks about time’s myriad forms, from the geological and the celestial to the biological or the structural.

Swedish saxophonist-composer Mats Gustaffson leads the United States debut of Swedish Azz, an all-Swedish ensemble.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Michael Kiley is a composer, sound designer, performer, and educator working in dance, theater, and public installation.

Questions of Practice

We speak to filmmaker and Emmy-nominated director Ted Passon, whose work explores human relationships and how they shape our world.