Appointed the executive director of Houston’s Project Row Houses in 2009, Linda Shearer has been working in museums in the United States for nearly 40 years, and her focus has been on contemporary art. She arrived in Houston in 2007 to serve as interim director at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Prior to coming to Houston, she served as director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and from 1989 to 2004, at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts. She served as a Center management panelist in 2012.
Claudia Rankine is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Nothing in Nature is Private, which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize.
In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
International House Philadelphia presented a series of concerts featuring the creative work of the Sonic Arts Union, a music collective founded in 1966.
Cheryl Hess is a media artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
Building on the success of its Museum Without Walls project, the Association for Public Art is working to engage audiences in an online dialogue about Philadelphia’s public art.
Kathy Bateson is the president and CEO of the Arts Center for Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.
Vox Populi and AUX Performance Space will host Ann Hirsch and Jacolby Satterwhite in conversation, organized by AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James.
Brooklyn-based performers Liftig and Cleary present an evening of performance rooted in comedic and ecstatic engagements of the everyday.
Joshua Mosley is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”