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July 2017

Melissa Talley-Palmer Offers Free Bop and Cha Cha Dance Classes

Melissa Talley-Palmer Offers Free Bop and Cha Cha Dance Classes

Melissa Talley-Palmer (ACG '15, '06) offers free bop and cha cha dance classes at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch in the Community Meeting Room on Mondays in August from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. [learn more]

Asian Americans United Seeks Volunteers and Performers for Mid Autumn Festival

Asian Americans United Seeks Volunteers and Performers for Mid Autumn Festival

Asian Americans United (AAU) presents Philadelphia Chinatown's 22nd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 23 at 10th and Arch Streets. The Mid-Autumn Festival attracts thousands to Philadelphia’s Chinatown to mark the Harvest Moon, celebrate old traditions, and establish new ones. AAU is looking for volunteers and performers. Email volunteer@aaunited.org or maf@aaunited.org to learn more and get involved. [learn more]

Jennifer Baker's "Northern Liberties" Paintings and Monoprints at Crane Hall

Jennifer Baker’s “Northern Liberties” Paintings and Monoprints at Crane Hall

Jennifer Baker's (ACG '10) exhibit "Northern Liberties" will be at Crane Hall, first floor of the Crane Arts Building, from August 10 through September 29. Second Thursday receptions are August 10 and September 14. This is the second exhibition in the Changing Philadelphia series, comprised of three solo exhibitions featuring artwork about Philadelphia neighborhoods. [learn more]

Mustard Seed Film Festival

Mustard Seed Film Festival Opens August 18

Mustard Seed Film Festival screens new independent and socially engaged films featuring South Asian filmmakers and actors. Their opening night will take place on Friday, August 18 on the 1100 block of Pearl Street. Film screenings will be accompanied by conversation, performances, food trucks, an art cart, and bazaar. [learn more]

Asian Arts Initiative

Asian Arts Initiative Seeks Office and Business Manager, Project Manager and Project Assistant

Asian Arts Initiative is looking to hire a part-time Project Manager and Project Assistant to support the successful planning and execution of the commissioned artworks and all associated activities for their 25th Anniversary celebration, (ex)CHANGE: History, Place, Presence. They also seek an Office and Business Manager, a new position that will be responsible for managing key functions within the Operations and Finance department.​ [learn more]

‘The Story of America Through an African-American Lens’

‘The Story of America Through an African-American Lens’

Kathryn Smith Pyle's (ACG '14) article "National Museum of African American History and Culture: ‘The Story of America Through an African-American Lens,’" has been published on Philantopic, a blog of opinion and commentary presented by Philanthropy News Digest. [learn more]

Power Street Theatre Company Seeks Performers for Open Mic Garden Party

Power Street Theatre Company Seeks Performers for Open Mic Garden Party

Theatre en Las Parcelas, presented by Power Street Theatre Company and ​Norris Square Neighborhood Project, seeks performers for their Open Mic Garden Party on August 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Las Parcelas community garden. The theme is Layers of Liberation, and they are looking for people to share 2-4 minute performances of monologues, poetry, music, visual art, dance, storytelling, and more. [learn more]

BON | Photograph + Song Open-Call

BON | Photograph + Song Open-Call

Asian Arts Initiative presents BON, a Pearl Street Pop-up during First Friday, August 4. They seek submissions of photos or favorite songs of loved ones who have passed. Photos will be projected by the lantern pool, and the songs will be added into a playlist that will play during the evening event as a way for everyone to share their memories in a collaborative art installation. [learn more]

Boycott The Oscars Backyard Cinema Club

cineSPEAK presents a multi-faceted community film series entitled Boycott The Oscars -- on race, honoring culture + being good neighbors. Film screenings will take place on July 28, August 13, and September 29 of Brooklyn Boheme, Beyoncé's Lemonade, Shorts of the New Black Aesthetic, Paris is Burning, and Tangerine. [learn more]

Philly Geek Awards

2017 Philly Geek Award Nominations Are Live

M. Asli Dukan (LTA '16, ACG '16, '14) has been nominated for Geek of the Year, and community partner Media Mobilizing Project has been nominated for Impact Org of the Year. The Philly Geek Awards will be held on Saturday, August 26 at String Theory Schools. [learn more]

After the Date Screens at Hollyshorts Film Festival

After the Date Screens at Hollyshorts Film Festival

After the Date, written, directed, and produced by Iris Devins (ACG '16), screens at Hollyshorts Film Festival along with several other LGBT short films on August 13 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. After the Date shares the relationship between Emma, a trans woman, and a new romantic interest, Nate. [learn more]

Sandra Andino

Sandra Andino is the new ED of Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Sandra Andino (ACG '14, '09, '05) will become the new Executive Director of Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) on July 31. NSNP promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green spaces, the arts, and the celebration of Latinx cultures. [learn more]

2017 Artist as Activist Fellows

2017 Artist as Activist Fellows

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces its 2017 Artist as Activist Fellows, which include Michelle Angela Ortiz (WOO '17, ACG '13, '12, '05, LTA '08). The recipients of this two-year fellowship are turning to multimedia, performance, and cultural organizing to draw specific attention to the ways in which the prison-industrial complex disproportionately affects generations of immigrants and people of color in the United States. [learn more]

Debut of "The Silent Generation" by Elaine T. Jones

Our Stories, Our Truth Documentary Film Debut By Elaine T. Jones

Elaine T. Jones (LTA '15) debuts her documentary film Our Stories, Our Truth on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The film consists of interviews with African Americans of "the silent generation," people in their 70s, 80s, or 90s who are descendants of those who lived through the Civil War, who were born shortly after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and endured the Jim Crow years. [learn more]

Information Session: Taino Music & Arts Program

Information Session: Taino Music & Arts Program

The Philly Taino Cultural Workshop hosts an Information Session on Saturday, July 29 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden for their bi-weekly Music and Arts program for youth, ages 10-15. These classes are FREE and open to youth of all backgrounds. [learn more]

Creative Mornings

Creative Mornings Breakfast Lecture with Sara Zia Ebrahimi

Program Director Sara Zia Ebrahimi (LTA '14, ACG '13, 09) will speak as part of Creative Mornings Philadelphia on July 21, 8:30 - 10:00 AM at Center / Architecture + Design. Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. [learn more]