John Corbett is a writer, musician, radio host, teacher, record producer, concert promoter, and, with co-owner Jim Dempsey, of Corbett vs. Dempsey art gallery in Chicago. He has written for DownBeat magazine; served as artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival (2002); and curated the Unheard Music Series for Atavistic Records, which reissues both classic and obscure recordings of free jazz and improvisation by artists such as recordings Peter Brötzmann and others. Corbett is an adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he has taught since 1988. He was a Center panelist for Pew Fellowships in 2012.
Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2014, part of the ongoing partnership between The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Alliance of Artists Communities, and four North American artist residency programs.
Hanna Khoury (Pew Fellow, 2010) was trained in Western classical music and has performed with several orchestras. His passion, however, lies in Arab classical music.
Vera Nakonechny, 2008 Pew Fellow, has been named a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellow.
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.
Sheryl Robin David is a craft artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is autobiographical and presents a running story in which Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts, is both narrator and dancer.
Phoebe Adams is a visual artist and a 1998 Pew Fellow.
Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.
In 1998 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 52 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Discomfort is a sign that one is working with integrity, says poet and Pew Fellow Emily Abendroth (2013).
Noted abstract painter Thomas Nozkowski is known for his richly colored and intimately scaled paintings.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. The Performing Arts at Swarthmore College serve as educational and artistic laboratories, combining a rigorous liberal arts education with practical explorations of performance.