Sep. 13, 2021 9:12 am
At PAFA not only have women claimed space, they’re making history
Photographer Deborah Willis, curator Brittany Webb, and board chair Anne McCollum are part of the art school and museum's effort to be "fully reflective of community" and look at "history that hasn’t been told and all the spaces of marginality."
Jun. 15, 2021 8:30 am
On June 17, First Person Arts and EMOC launch a virtual event they hope will shatter misperceptions of men of color
Just in time for Fathers Day, the two community-driven orgs present a film that explores honest relationships between fathers and sons of color.
Jun. 4, 2021 8:22 am
What is a Philadelphia identity? In her most recent work, artist Michelle Ortiz explodes any facile definition
Her "Arrival and Belonging" installation — part of the Philadelphia Art Museum exhibit "New Grit: Art and Philly Now" — is informed by the personal narratives of people who weren't born to, but arrived at, their identity as Philadelphians.
Oct. 21, 2020 12:25 pm
I Belong works to help recent immigrants feel seen and heard without judgment
Through cross-cultural events, virtual conversation circles, and now an art contest focused on immigrant heritage, the group strives to eliminate barriers of language, lack of social capital, and isolation.
May 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Ashamed over my mental illness, I realized drawing might help me — and others — cope
"Art became the way," writes guest columnist William Doan.
Feb. 28, 2020 12:36 pm
Messy.fm podcasting CEO Molly Beck to headline this year’s first Tech in the Commons
Join us for a special Podcasting 101 event, designed specifically with nonprofit pros in mind.
Dec. 16, 2019 8:25 am
Meet community organizer and teaching artist Claudia Peregrina
She was the lead artist behind the ofrenda for Fleisher Art Memorial’s seventh annual Day of the Dead celebration this year. The best part of the tradition, she says, is getting to share all the food and joy with friends and community.
Dec. 2, 2019 8:00 am
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital showcases the work of artists with disabilities
Art Ability, the hospital's annual 12-week juried exhibition, includes the work of 200 artists from 30 states and eight countries. It runs through Jan. 26, 2020.
Nov. 15, 2019 8:30 am
What if we could all remember the power of art?
A recent TEDxPhiladelphiaSalon event reminded attendees that art presents concepts that viewers might not understand through any other medium — and that we would do well to remember this when we seek social justice.
Nov. 14, 2019 8:00 am
Black artists explore the legacy of slavery and issues of justice through BSR
The 2019 convening of the new performance residency, Black Spatial Relics, will take place in Philadelphia from November 14 to 16.