“Art-making leads to art-making. I learned to write by writing.”
J.C. Todd’s (b. 1943) poems investigate the impact of war, with an insistent eye and ear on language. Her current project, War Zone, explores containments and outbursts of resistance, with sonnets that “complicate and contemporize the tradition of war poems.” Todd’s writing seeks out the tender moments that exist in contrast to devastation. “If language bears the trace of war, how can that be revealed and perhaps shaken loose?” she asks. Todd received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in 1990, and she has since taught at universities and in the Writers-in-the-Schools Program. Her works include What Space This Body (Wind Publications, 2008) as well as two chapbooks: Nightshade and Entering Pisces (Pine Press, 1995 and 1985, respectively). She’s received fellowships and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, and the Latvian Cultural Capital Fund. Other honors include an International Artist Exchange Award from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a scholarship to the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators.
Christian Michel is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.
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.
Andrew Simonet is a dance artist, a founder of Artists U and Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
This month, Afaa Michael Weaver is awarded the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Joshua Mosley’s work appears at the Whitney Biennial, King Britt curates at MoMA PS1, and much more.
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.
Meiyin Wang is the associate artistic producer of The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival and Symposium in New York, which presents new and cutting-edge theatrical work from the U.S. and abroad.
Bo Bartlett is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
Claire Aguilar is executive content advisor at the Independent Television Service, which funds, promotes, and distributes independently produced programming to public media.
Choreographer and performer Jennifer Monson is the founder of New York City-based iLAND: Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance.
Albright’s work in film spans documentary, installation, poetic animation, and short- and long-form narrative. One of his works-in-progress is Ceramic Flowers, a modern mash-up of The Odyssey and Ulysses, set in Las Vegas.
This groundbreaking exhibition presents the early artwork of the late Pati Hill, an American writer who pioneered the use of the photocopier as an artistic tool in the 1970s.
Swenbeck is a 2013 Pew Fellow and visual artist, and his fascination with the macabre has filtered into his idiosyncratic sculptures, paintings, photographs, and installations.
Equilateral, a novel by Pew Fellow Ken Kalfus, was chosen by The Daily Beast as its 2013 Novel of the Year.
Known for its high energy performances, Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh.
Annabeth Rosen is a ceramist and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
This month in Fellows Friday news: Jamaaladeen Tacuma has been named as a 2014 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow in residence, the 2013 Pew Fellow poets read at San Francisco State University, and much more.
In 2006 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 73 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Jumatatu Poe developed The Flight Attendants, a satirical commentary on the service industry, during summer workshops with members of his company, idiosynCrazy productions.
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.
Alan W. Moore is an art historian and activist whose work addresses cultural economies and groups and the politics of collectivity.