Fellows Friday: Jenny Sabin in France and Marshall Allen at Lincoln Center

Jenny Sabin Studio, PolyMorph, 2013. Photo by Jenny Sabin.

Works by designer Jenny Sabin (2010) are on display as part of an exhibition titled Naturalizing Architecture at the FRAC Centre in Orléans, France. Sabin is presenting two distinct but related bodies of work, one stemming from her transdisciplinary project titled eSkin and the other from her exploration of digital ceramics. One of the pieces, titled PolyMorph, is composed of 1400+ digitally produced and individually hand-cast ceramic components, interwoven and networked to form a large suspended structure. The exhibition will be open through February 2, 2014. More information >

The great jazz bandleader Sun Ra lives on in the current edition of the ever-changing Sun Ra Arkestra, now led by alto saxophonist-woodwindist Marshall Allen (2012), a founding member of the Arkestra since the late 1950s. On the centenary of Sun Ra’s birth, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City welcomes the Sun Ra Arkestra to the Allen Room for the first time with a one-night-only performance on October 5, 2013. Read about the performance in Classicalite >

A discovery process to study the connection between anthropomorphism and empathy for animals will inform how the Zoo can leverage its large and diverse collection of animals to encourage visitors to become conservation-minded, civically engaged advocates for animals and nature.

A number of projects from grantees and Pew Fellows have garnered extensive national and regional press coverage in recent weeks.

Musician and Pew Fellow Chris Madak on artistic motivation, the notion of “perfection,” and more.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum is committed to supporting local composers and developing new markets for their music.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Daniel Fishkin is a composer, sound artist, and instrument builder whose work is informed by his personal experiences with tinnitus.

The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) is the only organization in the Philadelphia region devoted to the study, teaching, and performance of Beijing opera.

Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents a work-in-progress showing of his forthcoming Center-funded project El Viaje (The Journey), as part of The Barnes Foundation’s Free First Sunday series.

Chamber Music Now commissioned new works by Philadelphia-based composers, inspired by the history of Eastern State Penitentiary.

“There is a hunger for a conversation about process,” says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations.

The Institute of Contemporary Art set about organizing the first posthumous survey on the art of Jason Rhoades, consulting with the artist’s colleagues and collectors.

Grants & Grantees

Michael O’Reilly is a producer and a 1994 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Bowerbird presented this festival in 10-day arcs that each focused on one of John Cage’s major musical compositions, providing a concentrated look at Cage’s compositional styles.