Pew Fellow, 2003
Levy’s performance practice and compositions bridge modern classical music with rhythmic and improvisatory aspects of jazz, guided by his dedication to exploring the saxophone’s genre-defying capabilities.
The experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans will be illuminated in this multimedia work created by MacArthur Fellow and jazz pianist/composer Vijay Iyer and poet/librettist Mike Ladd, in combination with a publication of local veterans’ writings produced through a partnership with the veteran-focused arts organization Warrior Writers.
We talk to Sherlock, a 2013 Pew Fellow and Philadelphia’s newly designated poet laureate, about his dream collaboration with Yoko Ono and what made him want to become a poet.
Headlong Dance Theater produced Improvisation Lab, an interdisciplinary movement project that involved choreographer Miguel Gutierrez and Dan Rothenberg of Pig Iron Theatre Company.
Named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener, this museum was founded in 1988 with a regional focus, housing a collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings.
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.
Thelma Golden has been the director and chief curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem since 2000.
Anthony Campuzano (Pew Fellow, 2009) is known for his use of found language in his drawings, using text from newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, paperback novels, and song lyrics.
Janet Pilla reconstructed, documented, and performed the 30-minute solo The Farewell, Pauline Koner’s iconic tribute to Doris Humphrey.
The Graham Foundation, in partnership with the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, presents Barbara Kasten: Stages—the first major survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. The exhibition has been organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art and curated by ICA curator Alex Klein, originally on view at the ICA in Philadelphia in the spring of 2015.
Libbie Hawes is the preservation director at Cliveden of the National Trust in Historic Germantown.
This spring, the Free Library of Philadelphia is showcasing fraktur, the historical Pennsylvania German folk art style, with Framing Fraktur. This Center-funded exhibition places contemporary art, including drawings, paintings, woodblock prints, and embroideries, alongside traditional works drawn from the Library’s Rare Book Department collection.