Karen E. Outen

1998 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 1998
Literature

References

Bassist, composer, and Pew Fellow Jymie Merritt discusses the early influence of Duke Ellington on his artistic practice, his interest in digital composition tools, and more.

Bruce Graham’s Rizzo opens at Theatre Exile, NPR features Chris Forsyth, and Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson receives a Bessie Award.

Grants & Grantees

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.

Grants & Grantees

Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, the Re-Place-ing Philadelphia project used art as a lens for viewing the city and its history.

Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher leads a workshop exploring creative reflection in conjunction with the Center-funded Elephants on the Avenue, presented by Historic Germantown.

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s cultural organizations and artists. The 2016 awards total more than $10 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 36 Project grants, and 5 Advancement grants.

Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.

Grants & Grantees

Raphael Xavier (Pew Fellow, 2013) has practiced “breaking,” an acrobatic street dance style commonly known as breakdancing, since 1983.

Questions of Practice

We asked the 2013 Pew Fellow poets to share samples of their work. Watch Jenn McCreary read selections from “Haunted Forest,” a passage from her recent book & now my feet are maps.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Casey Childs is the founder and executive producer of Primary Stages in New York City.

Located in Fairmount Park, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953, using traditional techniques and materials, and moved to Philadelphia in 1958.