PHILLIPS MILL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS NAMES THE FELLOWS ACCEPTED INTO ITS INAUGURAL NEW HOPE COLONY ARTIST RESIDENCY
“THE FIRST TEN” | APRIL 2021
The newly-formed Phillips Mill Foundation for the Arts in New Hope, Pennsylvania, has announced the outstanding, interdisciplinary women artists of diverse backgrounds and practices who will participate in its inaugural New Hope Colony Artist Residency— The First Ten —in April 2021. This first cohort of outstanding female artists in the fields of visual and public art, film, television, writing and directing were nominated for the honor by its new Artist Residency Council of esteemed female leaders these fields: architect Deborah Berke , visual artists Marilyn Minter and Miya Ando, furniture maker Mira Nakashima, filmmaker DeMane Davis, gallerist Leila Heller, sculptor Malene Barnett, artist, designer and writer Rebecca Moses, and stage, television and film director Liesl Tommy.
THE FIRST TEN Fellows include: public artist Rachel Barnard, contemporary artist and furniture designer Miriam Carpenter, artist Lisa Hunt, artist Marianne McGinnis, theater director Malika Oyetimein, artist Marianna Peragallo, comedy writer and director Meenakshi Ramamurthy, artist Soraya Sharghi and artist, director, curator and writer Sarah Walko. This First Ten inaugural residency was inspired by the women artists of the original New Hope Colony who went on to form the Philadelphia Ten. Considered the birthplace of Pennsylvania Impressionism, the original New Hope Colony and its artist residency was founded almost 100 years ago by the renowned painters William Lathrop, Edward Redfield and Daniel Garber, along with the artist and architect Morgan Colt. It was Colt who built the iconic English Village at Phillips Mill. It was on these bucolic grounds along the Delaware River that artists came to paint en plein air and eventually an artist residence was formalized in the 1920s.
Embracing the New Year with a spirit of optimism and hopeful anticipation, Local Project is excited to present Transcendence, a group exhibition of drawings, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and video installations. Surpassing the obscurity and challenges of the present time, we explore how a sense of transcendence, sublimation, and hope is found through the artistic practice and how artists can act as beacons of light and optimism for the entire community.
Curated by John Baber, Gabriella Mazza and Carolina Peñafiel
Jan 30 – Feb 27
Opens Saturday, January 30, 12-8pm
Gallery hrs Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm
Ana Urbach, Andrea Bass, Ann Cofta, Caitlin Berndt, Cara Lynch, Carin Dangot, Claire HarnEnz, David McDonough, Deborah Yasinsky, Elaine Chao, Emma Anne Johnson, Gabriella Mazza, Gustavo Rizerio, Hyemi Kim, Ianthe Jackson, Jacqueline Sferra Rada, Jess Hoyt, Jim Seffens, Joseph Bochynski, Jovanni Luna, Judi Keeshan, Julia Forrest, Laura Bell, Leda Brittenham, Lisa Candela, Lisa DiClerico, Lynn Liebert, Marie Sally, Matt White, Michelle O’Connell, Natalia Zamparini, Noah Schmitz, Phil Leith-Tetrault, Rose Silberman-Gorn, Rowynn Dumont, Samm Cohen, Saneun Hwang, Sarah Walko, Tom Pekovitch, Yi Hsuan Sung, Yoshi, Zack Federbush.
CURATED BY SARAH WALKO
NOVEMBER.24 – FEBRUARY.28.2021
View the online exhibition at Open Art Advisory.
This exhibition by Norwegian artist Anne Katrine Senstad brings together three bodies of work based on light, space and perception, and investigate horizons of interior and exterior landscapes. The title of the exhibition is from Norwegian poet and writer Hans Børli who, in addition to writing, survived as a prisoner of war in a camp in Norway during World War II, worked as a teacher and a woodsman all of his life. Senstad recently found herself revisiting his works in the face of our current crisis, drawing on his poems that also traverse eternity, nature and the human condition during crisis.
Looking forward to participating again in the NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, the only known program of its kind in the United States, that has provided over 400 immigrants with mentorship, community, and exposure for their work since it was founded in 2007. The New York program includes sessions in Visual/Multidisciplinary Art, Performing and Literary Arts, and Social Practice.