Kinan Abou-afach is a cellist, composer, and classical Arab musician born in Damascus, Syria, who performs extensively with Philadelphia Arabic cultural organization Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
This month in Fellows Friday news: King Britt is named a 2014 SPACES resident at the Village of Arts & Humanities, Marshall Allen celebrates Sun Ra’s 100th Birthday, and much more.
Bruce Metcalf is a jeweler and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
We talk with Laynie Browne, whose poetry explores notions of silence and the invisible through the re-contextualization of poetic forms.
Václav Havel was a renowned playwright and political activist who became president of the Czech Republic in 1990, the country’s first noncommunist leader since 1948.
Emmet Gowin is a photographer and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
Mural Arts explored South Philadelphia’s immigrant history through interactive public art projects that included photography, installations, poetry, and dance.
Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes his Center-supported autobiographical dance, The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance, to Chicago.
Frances Halsband is founding partner of Kliment Halsband Architects, and was the first woman to be elected president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Located in Chinatown North in Center City Philadelphia, Asian Arts Initiative fosters social change through art.
Clearfield creates deep, emotive musical languages that she says, “synthesize disparate elements into a musical whole,” in works that explore themes ranging from freedom and oppression, to ancient cultures, religion, health, and technology.
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.