Frances Negrón-Muntaner

1994 Pew Fellow

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.

Grants & Grantees

Tina Morton (Pew Fellow, 2010) left a career as an X-ray technician to pursue documentary filmmaking.

The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is an evening-length autobiographical dance, the culmination of Philadelphia-based breakdancer Raphael Xavier’s 30 years of experience in hip-hop genres. Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow, plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself.

A 2012 Pew Fellow, Mitchell’s musical compositions address intersections and cross-pollination among various strains of acoustic, electric, composed, and improvised new music.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Bob Perelman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Greg “Hodari” Banks is a dancer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Questions of Practice

2014 Pew Fellow Brent Wahl reflects on how Barbara Kasten’s Construct works helped him “make some sense of the forces of the postmodern climate of the 1980s.”

This multi-part project will animate Chester’s downtown cultural corridor by engaging the local community, along with experts in public history, placemaking, and tactical urbanism, in a series of events and programs interpreting the city’s underground history.

The members of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will adapt existing folk songs and write new ones in traditional styles, in the hopes of subverting historical narratives in which women are blamed, stigmatized, or victimized.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Elizabeth Armstrong joined the Palm Springs Art Museum in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer and Director. She served as a Center exhibitions panelist and LOI panelist in 2012.

Grants & Grantees

Bo Bartlett is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

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.