upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2018

Candy Depew

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1999 Edna Andrade Award

I come from a large family of nine. My mother had a consuming passion that drove her to amass a vast collection of antiques. Her massive inventory filled the home in which we lived. The walls of nearly every room were lined with glass cabinets filled with examples of early American cut glass and European porcelains. These cabinets housed, protected and categorically displayed the prized examples of her obsession and desire. My exposure every day for 17 years to the cabinets provided me with a heightened visual vocabulary for understanding pattern, style and design, as well as arrangements of form and of surface.

My mother's urge to collect and to decorate the domestic environment with her collections is the driving force behind the sculpture that I make. My sculptural ceramic installations investigate the environments and places created by and for collections, and represents my personal interest in the decorative arts, ornament- ation, the organization of interior space and the history of design. I have become aware of not only the subtle relationships among the decorative, design and the fine arts, but the potential for combining these genres in "room installations." I think of these rooms as "virtual tableaux" which require the viewer to be within, and part of, the space.


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
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Are you thinking about applying for the Art and Change Grant or the Leeway Transformation Award but not sure of how to go about it? Join us on Facebook LIVE and get your questions answered.​

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08/087:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12x12: LaTreice Branson

High-functioning fatigue. Pride in overworking and extending yourself. Getting the job done at all costs. It's the "exhaustion complex" in full force. Join artist and educator LaTreice Branson in this vivacious and personal exploration of the challenges of being an exhausted woman. Follow LaTreice's musical journey from exhaustion to relaxation and self-love, and then join in, re-setting your heart, mind, and body, with a joy-filled, interactive drumming finale.

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