Emily Chow Bluck is the winner of the first Dina Wind Art as Catalyst Fellowship. The award provides visual artists at a critical juncture in their artistic careers the opportunity to enrich their practice, in developing and sharing a socially-engaged, socially-relevant, and participatory public art project within Southeast Philadelphia and Fleisher’s community.
Heath Allen has been commissioned to write an original composition. The concert will be held on Saturday June 18, 2017. In the composer’s own words:
Relâche, now in its 38th season, will present its first concert honoring the legacy of Dina Wind, the Philadelphia artist and philanthropist who passed away a year ago. She, with the support of her family, chose to endow the annual commission of a new work for Relâche: Three Artistic Glimpses by young Philadelphia composer Ryan Olivier will be premiered at the October 18 and 28 performances.
Philadelphia Sculptors is honored to feature noted installation artist and cultural icon Judy Pfaff. Her presentation will be an exploration of her career and the development of her practice. Once again hosted by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the lecture will be free and open to the public with no registration necessary.
“Artful Sustainability” presents an exploration of artist-designed, innovative environmental projects across the country. Using case studies from Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Philadelphia and New York City, the panelists show how artists use social practice models to provide out-of-the-box approaches to ecological challenges. Emphasis is on how art functions in engaging the community, especially in urban settings. Artists are reaching far outside the gallery to fully participate in the urgent issues confronting humanity today.
An endowment fund to support the stewardship and conservation of Woodmere’s collection of significant outdoor sculpture by Philadelphia’s artists. In the words of William R. Valerio, Woodmere’s Director & CEO:
Thomas Krens was the keynote speaker for the event, which this year was held as part of the annual Herzliya Conference, the ‘Davos of Israel’, hosted by IDC Herzliya. Mr. Krens served for 25 years as Director and Chief Artistic Officer of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, NY. He was responsible for establishing the Guggenheim museums in Bilbao, Berlin, Las Vegas, and Abu Dhabi.
Allowing American students to study at one of the 10 Interdisciplinary Schools of IDC IDC Herzliya is committed to the fundamental values of a free and tolerant society, while maintaining a Zionist philosophy–first and foremost, freedom of the individual for self-realization in all realms of thought and action, while striving to strengthen the State of Israel.
A panel discussion about the power of art from the perspectives of Israeli Museums and artists.
The Dina Wind Scholarship allows PAFA to provide full tuition scholarships for three talented young women artists...