Art for Change: Steward of Black Creativity
In going from art student to sculptor to ceramicist to curator to podcaster, Gerald Brown has been an advocate for and supporter of Black and Brown artistry — and a keen observer of the artistic process
Art for Change: The Soundmaker
Penn music technology professor Eugene Lew experiments with electronic music and sound. His latest project: a collaboration with textile weavers.
Art for Change: The Deliberate Photographer
Kenyssa Evans is not a stereotypical Gen Z. She eschews social media, works slowly and intentionally, and prefers working in the shadows on her sensory images of Blackness in America.
Art for Change: The Late Bloomer
Multidisciplinary artist, musician and cultural provocateur Taji Ra’oof Nahl got his artistic start later in life, opening an Old City gallery, creating wearable art from vintage clothing, and now, collaborating on experimental film.
Art for Change: Your Local (Art) DJ
Video artist Rashid Zakat’s Revival! ingeniously mixes R&B, cartoons, TikToks and gospel. Now, he’s dreaming of becoming Philly’s foremost (only?) art DJ
Art for Change: The Black Liberationist
Arielle Julia Brown, founder and director of Black Spatial Relics, supports performance artists whose art contends with slavery, freedom and justice. The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative
Art for Change: The Duality Painter
Patricia Renee’ Thomas’ vibrant paintings portraying Black women and nature balance reality and hope. Here, in the latest Forman Arts Initiative partnership, how she learned and teaches her students to do the same, in art and in life
Art for Change: The Prankster
Rose Luardo, performer, dancer, visual artist and comedian shuns stereotypes in pursuit of art that’s both thoroughly provoking and totally fun