Cheryl Hess

2005 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 2005
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Raphael Xavier presents Raphstravaganza, a contemporary circus-style performance featuring street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music.

Questions of Practice

We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Emily Abendroth read a selection from her poem “Always Hook a Gift Horsey Dead in the Kisser [An Invocation].”

Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tenor Vinson Cole has sung at most major opera houses across the globe, and worked with many of the world’s leading orchestral conductors.

This week, we speak to musician and composer Chris Forsyth, whose career remains devoted to his roots in rock music, while questioning and expanding upon them.

We speak to classical music composer and pianist, Michael Djupstrom who seeks to connect with audiences by bridging traditional and contemporary styles of musical expression.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news, Jenny Sabin is honored with a Women in Architecture Award presented by Architectural Record, Benjamin Volta unveils a new mural, and we remember the late artist and teacher Nicholas Kripal.

Grants & Grantees

Terrence Cameron is a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

Grants & Grantees

In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Temple Contemporary’s mission is “to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Adam D. Weinberg has been the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art since 2003.