James Alan McPherson

James Alan McPherson is the author of Hue and Cry, Railroad, Elbow Room, Crabcakes, Fathering Daughters, and A Region not Home. His work has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The Best American Essays 1995. In 1995 McPherson was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of many national literary awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship award. He is a member of the fiction faculty at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. He was a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2009.

References

Playwright and Pew Fellow James Ijames talks about how history influences his work, the importance of failure, and more.

The Library Company of Philadelphia hosts an opening reception for Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind.

Grants & Grantees

In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Frances McElroy (Pew Fellow, 2009) creates elegantly crafted documentaries that delve deeply into personal stories.

Lauren Mabry unveils new ceramic works at The Clay Studio, David Scott Kessler screens his film The Pine Barrens, and The Wall Street Journal reviews Bo Bartlett’s exhibition at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe.

Grants & Grantees

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.

Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle’s award-winning production of The Object Lesson travels to Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts.

Grants & Grantees

Michael Olszewski is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Saxophonist, arranger, and composer Tim Ries has worked with many greats, including Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Maynard Ferguson, and Paul Simon.

Grants & Grantees

Asian Arts Initiative, a multidisciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, invested in new staffing and operations for its 24,000-square-foot facility.

Curatorial planning informed a series of exhibitions presented during the 2010 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference.

Michael Djupstrom premieres a new piano quintet at the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Beth Kephart and Caroline Lathan-Stiefel display works at the Philadelphia International Airport, and The New York Times reviews Chris Forsyth’s new album.