Trapeta B. Mayson is a poet, educator, and, since 2014, executive director of Historic Germantown, a partnership organization serving 16 historic houses, destinations, and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia’s historical assets. Mayson is the recipient of a 2014 Art and Change Grant and a 2007 Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation. Her chapbook, She Was Once Herself, was released in 2012. Her work has been published in The American Poetry Review; Aesthetica Creative Works Annual Review; and MARGIE, The American Journal of Poetry, among others. A licensed clinical social worker, Mayson is a graduate of Temple University, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and Villanova University School of Business.
Poet and Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher on creating “poetics of use,” the inspiration she draws from her ancestry, and more.
Ceramist and Pew Fellow Lauren Mabry on her creative development, embracing the unexpected, and more.
Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar and an associate professor of humanities and media studies at Pratt Institute.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, visual artist Candy Coated designs colorful bikes with the Mural Arts Program and Indego, and composer Jennifer Higdon prepares for the premiere of her opera, Cold Mountain in Santa Fe. The Chicago Tribune profiles fiction writer Max Apple, and Poet Afaa Michael Weaver receives the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award.
Hipolito “Tito” Rubio is a musician and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia connects the region’s arts organizations and for-profit businesses.
Bruce Metcalf is a jeweler and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
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.
In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
Temple Contemporary hosts an intimate walking tour of Mantua, West Philadelphia.
From its beginning in 1815 as the nation’s first major urban water supply system to its role today as an environmental education and outreach center, the Fund for the Water Works has been an innovator in clean water and environmental health.
Michael Djupstrom premieres a new piano quintet at the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Beth Kephart and Caroline Lathan-Stiefel display works at the Philadelphia International Airport, and The New York Times reviews Chris Forsyth’s new album.