Sheryl Robin David

2000 Pew Fellow

Pew Fellow, 2000
Folk and Traditional Arts

The experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans will be illuminated in this multimedia work created by MacArthur Fellow and jazz pianist/composer Vijay Iyer and poet/librettist Mike Ladd, in combination with a publication of local veterans’ writings produced through a partnership with the veteran-focused arts organization Warrior Writers.

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy manages the largest and oldest public art program in the country, while The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia seeks to improve quality of life for all Philadelphians by facilitating collaborations between the city’s public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Commemorating the first major survey of artist Barbara Kasten’s work, on view at the ICA, Barbara Kasten: Stages is now available. Edited by curator Judith Tannenbaum in conjunction with the exhibition at the Free Library of Philadelphia, the vividly-illustrated publication Framing Fraktur reinterprets and reframes fraktur.

Collaborators & Colleagues

David White is the executive and artistic director of The Yard, the chair of the National Council at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the principal and manager of Public Imaginations.

Grants & Grantees

Vox Populi’s exhibition mined historical notions of “the underground” in relationship to the work of director and cult legend Timothy Carey, and explored his legacy.

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“Looking to nature for design inspiration is not a new idea,” says architect and designer Jenny Sabin.

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Ally is a performance-as-exhibition, conceived by MacArthur Fellow Janine Antoni in collaboration with pioneering choreographer Anna Halprin and contemporary dance artist Stephen Petronio.

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Nichole Canuso and her collaborators created TAKES, an interactive environment that applied the cinematic notion of the “take” to the world of dance.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Aaron Cromie is a multidisciplinary theater artist working in a range of theatrical styles including mask, puppetry, clown, music, and commedia dell’arte.

The first comprehensive survey of Paul Evans’ work will document the artist’s critical role in the mid-century American studio furniture movement.

Composer and Pew Fellow Andrea Clearfield on what inspired her to dedicate her first opera to the life of an 11th-century Tibetan yogi, the influence of composer Margaret Garwood on her practice, and more.

Grants & Grantees

In 1994 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 34 dance and music organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.