Fellows Friday News: Four Pew Fellows Nominated for Barrymore Awards, Sharon Hayes Exhibits Work in Scotland, and More

1/5: James Ijames, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
2/5: Sharon Hayes. Photo by David B. Smith.
3/5: Jorge Cousineau, 2011 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
4/5: Jennifer Kidwell, 2016 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ian Douglas.
5/5: Raphael Xavier. Photo by Brian Mengini.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news, four Fellows receive nominations for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, Sarah McEneaney’s latest gallery show is profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Sharon Hayes opens a new exhibition at The Common Guild in Scotland.

In the News

This year’s Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre nominees include sound designer Christopher Colucci (2016) for Outstanding Original Music, designer Jorge Cousineau (2011) for Outstanding Scenic Design, theater artist James Ijames (2015) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, and theater artist Jennifer Kidwell (2016) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play. Read more>>

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled visual artist Sarah McEneaney’s (1993) exhibition When You Wish, which is inspired by the artist’s three-decade history of living in Philadelphia’s Callowhill neighborhood and her vision for its future. The exhibition is on view at Locks Gallery through October 8. Read more>>

Theater artist Jennifer Kidwell (2016) was interviewed by The New York Times in conjunction with the New York premiere of her play Underground Railroad Game, co-created with actor Scott Sheppard. Read more>>

Performances and Exhibitions

Visual artist Sharon Hayes (2016) will open In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You October 8 at The Common Guild in Glasgow, Scotland. Drawing from queer and feminist archives in the US and the UK, the exhibition examines how political identities are formed through the acts of reading and writing. Read more>>

Hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier (2013) presented the multidisciplinary street festival Raphstravaganza on September 10 in the courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. The day-long event featured street performers, extreme BMX riders, and acrobatic contortionists, in addition to live music by saxophonist Bobby Zankel (1996). Read more>>

Visual artist Judith Schaechter’s (1992) The Life Ecstatic, a new exhibition exploring the meaning of transcendent joy, is on view at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York through October 22. Read more>>

In Print and On Air

The Brooklyn Rail published writer Rachel Blau DuPlessis’ (2002) poem “Sheppard’s Calendar,” a selection from her new book Mackle, Shard, and Trace. Read more>>

Writer Glen Weldon (1994) contributed an essay to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour titled “Where Did TV’s Villains Go? Monsters, Anti-Heroes And Alexis Colby Carrington.” Read more>>



Grants & Grantees

The first multi-concert retrospective of Julius Eastman, an African American composer who was active internationally in the 1970s and 80s, but who died at age 49, will include rarely-performed works that showcase the composer’s broad compositional practice.

Visual artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio talks about the relationship between artistic practice and “the local.”

Grants & Grantees

In 2002 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

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art through bold and ambitious design choices.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Juliette Carrillo is a nationally recognized theater director, writer, and award-winning filmmaker from Los Angeles, California. Carrillo served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2015.

Makihara’s performance work blends percussion with dance-like body movement, exercising a rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation and repetition.

Grants & Grantees

In 1999 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Anna Weesner is an award-winning composer and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Questions of Practice

Poet and 2011 Pew Fellow CAConrad is well known for poetry collections such as A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon and The Book of Frank. His latest book is ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness.

Grants & Grantees

Melanie Bilenker (Pew Fellow, 2010) translates the historic art of Victorian hair jewelry into work that reflects upon the contemporary era.

Grants & Grantees

Glenn Holsten is a filmmaker and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, novelist Beth Kephart describes seeing the landscape of her unwritten novel through the eyes of videographer Lori Waselchuk. Composer Bhob Rainey makes music out of squid neurons and mathematical formulas, and poet Major Jackson discusses the simple act of paying attention.