Pew Fellow, 1993
A 2002 MacArthur Fellow and early member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, George Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University.
Charles Cohen (Pew Fellow, 2011) has been characterized as a “special and singular musician” with a highly developed and refined voice.
Babette Martino (1956–2011) was a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.
Over the past 25 years, Pew Fellows have been recognized with numerous prestigious grants and awards, and have had their work presented in 49 US states and more than 60 countries.
Lynne Ireland is deputy director at the Nebraska State Historical Society, and is the former chair of the Council of the American Association for State and Local History.
Lisa Yun Lee is the director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and a member of the art history faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the museum studies faculty at Harvard University.
2013 Pew Fellow J. Louise Makary’s works on film combine dance, still photography, and experimental techniques, introducing unexpected, challenging elements into traditional narrative structure.
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.
In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Gabrielle Revlock will developed a new dance-theater work with past collaborator Nicole Bindler that explored the nature of creative collaboration, as well as themes of gender, competition, and spectacle.
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.
Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher leads a workshop exploring creative reflection in conjunction with the Center-funded Elephants on the Avenue, presented by Historic Germantown.