Philadelphia’s Clay Studio is a center for local, national, and international ceramic arts communities: a place to learn how to work with clay, a provider of educational programming, and a venue for exhibiting contemporary ceramic art. The Clay Studio has used Center support to shape plans for its future growth, particularly in light of the organization’s need to move from the Old City location it has occupied for almost 30 years.
In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.
In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”
Vox Populi and AUX Performance Space will host Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite in conversation, organized by AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James.
WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will launch a new research initiative in order to better understand the music-listening preferences of the “Millennial” generation.
Richard Schechner is a legendary downtown theater artist, currently on faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was one of the founders of the Performance Studies department.
Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective that presents exhibitions, performances, and other gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related events.
Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski work together as the artist duo Megawords. They are well known throughout Philadelphia for installations that are equal parts gathering space, artist studio, and storefront.
In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”
Martha Clark’s dance-theater work was inspired by photographs by Diane Arbus, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Helen Levitt.
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.
“The things to me that are the most interesting,” says visual artist and 2007 Pew Fellow Adelaide Paul, “are the things that by their very nature have no answers.”
Ron Tarver is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.