upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Alice Oh

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2000 Seedling Award

  • Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
  • Discipline: Visual Arts

Four years ago, I had the opportunity to study the behavior and morphology of infected blood cells under a microscope. I observed small drops of contaminated blood at three thousand times their actual size. Initially I saw numerous healthy cells vibrating and floating in glowing plasma. Then the cells began to move rapidly in a chaotic motion as the infection spread. Within minutes, the virus had overwhelmed all the cells.

I am constantly observing and recording every phase of my life. I believe that the journey through which I interact with nature has to begin from within. I am nature-inseparable from my environs. With painting I am able to examine, challenge and discover myself in nature. I want to learn from nature and explore its concealed phenomenon. I have learned that everything in nature is dependent on each other; together they create a greater rhythm. I hope to manifest and convey the wisdom and beauty of nature in my work.

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Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. [read more]

deadline 05/15
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03/017:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FLOODGATE: First Friday Performance

Marcelline Mandeng is the selected 2018-2019 Leeway x Headlong Performance Artist-in-Residence.

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03/024:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FLOODGATE: Artist Presentation and Workshop

Marcelline Mandeng is the selected 2018-2019 Leeway x Headlong Performing Artist-in-Residence.

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