Fellows Friday News: Lauren Mabry at The Clay Studio, Bo Bartlett in The Wall Street Journal, Jennifer Kidwell at the Fringe Festival

1/8: Lauren Mabry, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
2/8: Tiona McClodden. Photo by King Texas.
3/8: David Scott Kessler, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
4/8: Susan Rethorst, 2014 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
5/8: Jennifer Kidwell, 2016 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ian Douglas.
6/8: Micah Danges, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
7/8: Mary Lattimore, 2014 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
8/8: J. Louise Makary, 2013 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, Lauren Mabry unveils new ceramic works at The Clay Studio, David Scott Kessler screens his film The Pine Barrens, and The Wall Street Journal reviews Bo Bartlett’s survey exhibition at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe.

On View and In Residence

From August 12—September 25, The Clay Studio presents Lavender Fields & Pig’s Fat: Work from China, a new exhibition of porcelain cylinders by ceramist Lauren Mabry (2015). The works were created during Mabry’s residency at the Jingdezhen International Studio at Taoxichuan Art Museum in China. Read more>>

Visual artists and filmmaker Tiona McClodden (2016) was selected to participate in Sommerakademie’s artist residency in Berne, Switzerland, led by guest curator Thomas Hirschhorn. Read more>>

Filmmaker David Scott Kessler (2015) will present the multidisciplinary event Middle of Nowhere on September 17 at Whitesbog Preservation Trust in Browns Mills, NJ. Part film screening, part contemporary art exhibition, the event will feature live music by Pew Fellow Mary Lattimore (2014), as well as work by Micah Danges (2015), and J. Louise Makary (2013), in addition to a preview screening of Kessler’s forthcoming documentary The Pine Barrens. Read more>>

When You Wish, an exhibition of acrylic paintings by visual artist Sarah McEneaney (1993), featuring cityscapes and views of McEneaney’s studio and home, opens at Locks Gallery on September 1. Read more>>

In the News

Visual artist Bo Bartlett’s (1993) survey exhibition at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal and Hyperallergic, which lauded Bartlett for “his ability to paint what exists before him with a sleight of hand that never strays too far into fantasy.” Read more>>

Author Judith E. Stein (1994) released Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, a biography of the fashion designer Richard Bellamy. The book was reviewed in The Guardian and The New York Times, which wrote: “With Ms. Stein’s biography and this collection of Bellamy’s correspondence, the secretive spirit of the ’60s becomes at last a concrete and real person with a permanent place in art history.” Read more>>

Visual artist Alex Da Corte’s installation A Season in He’ll at Art + Practice was featured in the Los Angeles Times, which wrote: “Da Corte’s elegy for shattered love is written in unexpected, often surprising visuals pieced together from…popular culture.” Read more>>

In Performance

Theater artist Jennifer Kidwell (2016) will present her comedic theater work Underground Railroad Game, co-created with Scott Sheppard, during the 2016 Fringe Festival. The production addresses race relations in America through the antics of two middle school history teachers. Read more>>

Choreographer Susan Rethorst (2014) presented the Wreck Festival at her Redhorse Studio, inviting artists who have not worked together to “wreck” each other’s work and present it to the public. Read more>>



This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.

Grants & Grantees

In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to announce its 2015 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Matana Roberts is an alto saxophonist working in various mediums of performance, including improvisation, dance, poetry, visual art, and theater.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Eric Jacobsen, a conductor and cellist hailed by The New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. In 2015, Jacobsen served as a Performance LOI panelist.

This month, Afaa Michael Weaver is awarded the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Joshua Mosley’s work appears at the Whitney Biennial, King Britt curates at MoMA PS1, and much more.

Grants & Grantees

Founded in Philadelphia in 1980, Piffaro performs 15th- through 17th-century music.

Grants & Grantees

Tobin Rothlein is a dance artist and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Choreographer and performer Jennifer Monson is the founder of New York City-based iLAND: Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance.

Grants & Grantees

In 2001 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Marianela Boan incorporated a wide range of movement styles and media forms to create Office, the basis for a piece that was presented during the 2010 FringeArts festival.

Grants & Grantees

In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.