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October 2015

Future Perfect at Slought Foundation

"Future Perfect," a screening and workshop exploring future imaginaries from the New Right to the AfroFuturist Affair, on Tuesday, November 3 from 6:00-8:00pm. [learn more]

Judith Sachs gives Ted Talk

Judith Sachs (ACG ’15) was a featured speaker at TEDxHunterCCS at Hunter College High School in October. Her talk is entitled The Art and Business of Creative Aging, and can be viewed online here [learn more]

Patricia Goodrich at PromART Haiti

Patricia Goodrich (WOO '04, WOO '03) will join twenty international artists in collaboration with thirty Haitian artists in Port au Prince, Haiti, for the 4th International Symposium of PromART Haiti, November 19-December 3, 2015. In addition to creating and exhibiting works there, she will have opportunities to paint with children at the Brasilian Cultural Centre and to paint plein aire at a public park. [learn more]

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: Death and Dying in Contemporary Comics

Leeway Foundation's Program Assistant Melissa Hamilton will lecture at Temple University on November 11 will feature a reading from her graphic novel, Bookends, a story about the loss of her parents to cancer. [learn more]

Jax Peters Lowell’s book honored by American Library Association

Jax Peters Lowell's (LTA ’09) newest book, The Gluten-Free Revolution (Holt, NY, February, 2015) was named by the American Library Association journal Booklist as one of the Top Ten Food Books of 2015. [learn more]

Final Group Exhibition of Neighborhood Time Exchange Artists-in-Residence in West Philadelphia

Betty Leacraft (ACG ’14, LTA ’11, ACG ’09, WOO ’99) and Black Quantum Futurism Collective – Camae Dennis (ACG ’07), and Leeway board member Rasheedah Phillips – will exhibit work at Reciprocity: Exhibiting Moments and Momentum from Neighborhood Time Exchange in West Philadelphia at 4017 Lancaster Ave. [learn more]

Betty Leacraft Banner Dedication and Slide Show at The Community Education Center

Betty Leacraft (ACG ’14, LTA ’11, ACG ’09, WOO ’99) will host a dedication of the fabric banners created in her hand dyeing workshop, as well as a slide presentation at the Community Education Center (3500 Lancaster Avenue) on Wednesday November 18 at 6:00pm. [learn more]

Educators Night out at African American Museum of Philadelphia

The African American Museum of Philadelphia (70 Arch Street) invites educators and arts advocates to a discussion about their exhibit on the lives and visual art practices of Africans (Siddis) in India on Friday, November 6 from 7:00pm-9:00pm [learn more]

South Paxton Street Neighbors Celebrate Community Wall

Valerie Gay (ACG '14) and the neighbors of the 900 block of South Paxon Street in South West Philadelphia celebrated the completion of their Community Wall on October 12. [learn more]

Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change Preforms at World Café Live

The award-winning singers bring their unique take on traditional and contemporary Liberian songs for one night only. [learn more]

Workshop on AAPI Feminism with Spoken Word Artist Michelle Myers

A free workshop for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival [learn more]

Poetry workshops with Pat McLean

A series of poetry writing workshops, entitled UNSILENCED: The Color of Healing. [learn more]

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival November 12-22

The festival will feature over 60 films, intimate discussions with filmmakers, special programs on food, music, and culture, including featured guests spoken word artist Michelle Meyers (LTA '14, ACG '11) and Peter Shinkoda (Nobu on Netflix’s Daredevil). [learn more]

DJ Precolumbian Featured in Mask Magazine

Featuring producers from across the Americas, South Africa, and elsewhere, Precolumbian has put together the kind of mix that begs for multiple listens. [learn more]

Spiral Q’s Peoplehood Parade October 24

This year's parade will pay powerful tribute to the movement for Black lives. [learn more]

perform(art)ive a New Performance Art Festival

The festival will feature a dynamic ensemble of artists whose work will illuminate the South Asian-diasporic experience as well as the medium of performance art itself. The physical presence of the artists in the space and the effect that has on the viewer makes for an unforgettable and inspiring experience. [learn more]

Two exhibitions by photographer Lori Waselchuk

AIRSpace Gallery and 40th St. Artists-In-Residence Studios, is proud to present two exhibitions by photographer Lori Waselchuk (LTA '14) based on her current documentary project, Them That Do, an ongoing portrait series and multimedia project about the Philadelphia’s block captains. [learn more]

Free Year Long Workshop Series for Artists

The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines. [learn more]

5th Annual Trans March on October 10

Open to people of all gender identities, expressions, and experiences, Philly Trans* March welcomes everyone to join in this march toward equality and protest against the hate, social injustice, and inequality. [learn more]

Nsenga Knight Exhibits at Project Row Houses

Artists will explore a variety of perspectives on community-based economics. [learn more]

Free Screening of “Firme y Feliz: Peruvian Women in Social Justice Movement”

The film examines three Peruvian women and their experiences within resistance and social justice movements. [learn more]

Lecture and Workshop with Annie Mok

Her talk will be on Saturday, November 14 at 6:30pm and the workshop will take place that Sunday, November 15 at 12:30pm at Swarthmore College. [learn more]

Misty Sol Will Turn Parking Meters Into Murals on 52st

Designed to engage community members and businesses in the revitalization efforts taking place along this key corridor, the place making project represents a creative solution to addressing blight. [learn more]