Arts & Culture

Creatively Speaking
9:40 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Paul Taylor--Patchwork Politics--Christ Church's African-American Roots--Calder Jewelry

Necklace, c. 1943. Alexander Calder. Silver wire, string, and ribbon. Inscription: "Calder". Private Collection, New York. Photo by Maria Robledo.

We listen back to Jim Cotter's recent conversation with the veteran choreographer Paul Taylor.

Jason Peifer explores the creativity stirred up during presidential elections with a visit to the exhibition Patchwork Politics: From George to George W. at the Heritage Center Museum in Lancaster.

Tom Keels takes us to Philadelphia's historic Christ Church to learn how it is remembering its lesser-known, African-American congregants and their fight for freedom.

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Creatively Speaking
10:11 am
Wed July 16, 2008

PlayPenn Conference--The BalletX Project--Centennial Celebrations of Ocean Grove Pipe Organ

Jason Peifer explores the process of developing new plays at the fourth annual PlayPenn Conference in Philadelphia.

Susan Lewis looks at the All-Female Choreographers Project of Philadelphia's BalletX. The contemporary program at The Wilma Theater features three new works.

Philadelphia Inquirer music critic David Patrick Sterns reports on centennial celebrations of the Great Auditorium pipe organ at Ocean Grove on the Jersey Shore.

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Creatively Speaking
3:22 pm
Wed July 9, 2008

Steve Lopez on Nathaniel Ayers--Laurel Hill Cemetery--Fashioning Kimono--The Ephrata Cloister

Woman?s Kimono, Japan, 1912?26 (Taish? period), Machine-spun silk plain weave with stencil-printed warp threads (meisen), The Montgomery Collection, Lugano, Switzerland

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with writer Steve Lopez. His story of destitute musician Nathaniel Ayers is now being made into a major Hollywood movie.

Tom Keels explores how Laurel Hill Cemetery, a Victorian-era burial ground, is helping local area residents to grieve for those lost to war and urban violence.

Susan Lewis looks at modern art in the Japanese kimono, in an exhibition now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Creatively Speaking
1:04 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Mark Dion at Bartram's Garden--Americans for the Arts Annual Convention--Demuth Museum in Lancaster

Aviariste, 1912, Charles Demuth, watercolor on paper, Demuth Museum Collection

Jim Cotter speaks with artist Mark Dion. He's just spent seven months retracing a four-year voyage made by the celebrated botanist William Bartram in the 1770s. An exhibition of art Dion created from objects found on his journey opens at Bartram's Garden in West Philadelphia this week.

Susan Lewis looks at the intersection of politics, business, and the arts at the annual convention of Americans for the Arts in Philadelphia this weekend.

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Creatively Speaking
12:53 pm
Sat May 10, 2008

Student Exhibitions at PAFA--Cirque du Soleil's Kooza--Reconsidering Telemann

Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA

Jim Cotter takes a walk through the Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Jason Peifer visits the Cirque du Soliel village in Philadelphia, as the Quebec-based company stages their latest touring work, Kooza, on the Avenue of the Arts.

Susan Lewis considers 18th century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, said to be the most prolific composer in music history.

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Creatively Speaking
11:00 am
Thu September 6, 2007

The Quaker City--Ensemble at the ICA--Zoological Gardens at the Philadelphia Zoo

Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City by Thomas Keels

Historian Thomas Keels: Author of <i>Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City</i>.

<i>Ensemble</i>, a group exhibition of works that make sound at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art.

The Philadelphia Zoo, the nation's oldest zoological gardens, has expanded and changed its mission to  reflect contemporary times.

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Creatively Speaking
12:29 pm
Sat August 11, 2007

Kimmel Center--Wilma Theater--Independence Hall--The Camden Children's Garden

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: A Profile.

Profiles of: The Wilma Theater located on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts.

Historic Independence Hall.

The Camden Children's Garden. 

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Creatively Speaking
9:37 am
Sat July 28, 2007

Nathaniel Kahn Documentaries--The President's House at Independence Mall--Sand Sculpting

Nathaniel Kahn
Credit: Michal Manas

Documentary filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn: My Architect and Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story.

The excavation of the President's House at Independence Mall and the complicated nature of archeological digs in urban settings.

The gritty world of sand sculpting at the annual Cape May Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest.

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Arts & Culture
11:42 am
Sat July 15, 2006

Anne D'Harnoncourt on Andrew Wyeth

This week, with the latest regional flurry of Andrew Wyeth fever dying down, we speak with Director Anne D'Harnoncourt about the Philadelphia Museum of Art's hugely successful Wyeth retrospective.

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