“Filmmaking, to me, is that next level of painting or photography. I think it’s going to replace everything.”
Marc Brodzik (b. 1967) is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker interested in filming portraits of the common man. “Filmmaking, to me, is that next level of painting or photography. I think it’s going to replace everything,” he says. In a recent documentary he focuses on small, family-owned coal mines and the struggles they face to stay in business in today’s market, which is dominated by large corporations. His work has been screened at the Philadelphia Festival of Independence; the Annapolis Film Festival, MD; the Philadelphia Film Festival; and the Waterfront Festival, Saugatuck, MI. Brodzik received his associate degree in illustration and advertising from the Philadelphia Art Institute.
Yvonne Bobrowicz is a fiber artist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
Crossroads Music presented a 24-hour marathon concert of Hindustani (North Indian classical) music, featuring leading musicians from India and the United States.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news, President Obama nominates Pepón Osorio to the National Council on the Arts, Columbus State University announces plans to open the Bo Bartlett Center, and Jenny Sabin creates an installation for the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.
Melanie Bilenker (Pew Fellow, 2010) translates the historic art of Victorian hair jewelry into work that reflects upon the contemporary era.
Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.
Operating onsite at Revolution Recovery, a recycling company in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) is an arts organization acting as an artist-in-residency program, a materials supplier for artists and designers, a mouthpiece for outreach and education, and a source for exhibitions.
In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Since 2011, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has provided recent Pew Fellows with opportunities to take sojourns outside of the Philadelphia area, for residencies intended to push their artistic practice and expand their horizons.
Osby is an award-winning contemporary jazz musician, a 2012 Pew Fellow, and the recipient of such honors as a Doris Duke Composition Fellowship and the Chamber Music America Composers Award.
Project Row Houses founder Rick Lowe visited the Center in fall 2011 to speak with Pew Fellows about using creative solutions to renovate old homes to revitalize a community.
Theater artist Thaddeus Phillips, a 2002 Pew Fellow, will create a new bilingual performance work for theater, inspired by his experience working on Colombian telenovela Alias El Mexicano.
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.