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Autumn is here -- What A Great Time to Experience the Arts!
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ART SANCTUARY UPDATES
Effective Monday Oct. 3, 2016
NEW OFFICE HOURS
T|W|Th| 10am-5pm 
M|F| Closed

(except each 1st Friday, 10 -11am: Storytelling Circle)

Current Exhibit


 

Art Sanctuary is proud to present DANNY SIMMONS, an abstract expressionist painter, poet and founder and Vice Chairman of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Rush Arts Gallery. In addition to opening the Rush Arts Gallery here in Philly, he’s been painting. Like the title implies, Danny painted most of the work on exhibit since coming to Philly. Check out what’s been on Danny’s mind! Through November 15, 2016

628 S 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Note NEW GALLERY HOURS
T|W|10am-4pm 
Th|10am-7pm; Sat|12pm-4pm
S|M|F|Closed

Calling All Philly Youth! Join Art Sanctuary's NORTH STARS at the Church of the Advocate -- FREE Arts Classes! Register HERE
CALLING A WRITER WITH A CAMERA!!
Hannibal Lokumbe & Valerie Gay – preview of Can You Hear God Crying – Art Sanctuary’s Youth Program at the Kimmel Center
 
Award winning composer and trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe, is looking to engage a student, recent grad or seasoned journalist to work with Hannibal on a special project.
 
Hannibal has begun a residency with the Philadelphia Orchestra and seeks a journalist to document the composition process, including interviews, creative meetings, etc.  The ideal candidate appreciates music, not necessarily "classical" music, is flexible and congenial.  Pay is commensurate with the candidate's overall experience. For more information and to request an interview, please contact Hannibal Lokumbe:
 
hanniballokumbe@sbcglobal.net   512-590-1057
STORYTELLING CIRCLE RETURNS!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016, 10 - 11AM

Art Sanctuary Gallery
628 S. 16th St., Phila, PA 19146
FREE (Donations Accepted)


Art Sanctuary Teaching Artist and Storyteller, Nashid Ali will engage and educate children, infants - 5 years old (and the adults who bring them), followed by art making of their own!

 


Made possible by the generosity of 
PARTNER EVENTS

CELEBRATING JOHN COLTRANE AT THE ADVOCATE: SOLO SAXOPHONE TRIBUTE & MARATHON 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 6PM-MIDNIGHT

WRTI's, J. Michael Harrison & PJP present a saxophone-centered tribute to John Coltrane. Starting at6:00PM and running until midnight.

The players would include a diverse spectrum of local, regional and international artists, such as James Carter, Bobby Zankel, Carl Grubbs, Greg Osby, Sonny Fortune, Odean Pope, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Julian Pressley, Billy Harper, Mark Allen, Azar Lawrence, Sam Reed, Ole Mathisen, Douglas Ewart, James Brandon Lewis, Nasir Dickerson and others.

Church of the Advocate 
1801 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA

FREE Admission, but you must register.

Register Now!!
LEEWAY FOUNDATION'S
BUT CAN I PAY MY RENT THO?!: SURVIVING AS A SOCIAL CHANGE ARTIST
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
The Leeway Foundation will host J Mase this Friday & Saturday as he facilitates another installment of his sold out 2015 workshop. 

"This day and a half workshop will make space for artists to develop long-term strategies towards a life supported by their creative work. Participants will focus on evaluating their financial needs and potential worth in the market, refining marketing needs, creating a finalized outreach plan and learning how to advocate for yourself effectively."

But Can I Pay My Rent Tho?!: Surviving as a Social Change Artist takes place Friday, September 23 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, September 24 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut St, Suite 832).

This workshop is free, but space is limited. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. 
RSVP NOW
WOODMERE MUSUEM
A MILLION FACES: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JOHN W. MOSLEY: OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2PM-4PM

An Exhibition in Partnership with Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries

September 24, 2016–January 16, 2017

"John W. Mosley (1907–1969) was one of the premier photojournalists of 20th-century Philadelphia. He chronicled the vitality of the black community and life in the segregated city from the 1930s through the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s."

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Learn More!!!
900AM WURD & WHYY YOUTH TOWN HALL
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 5-7:30PM
TOWN HALL LETS CIVIC MINDED YOUTH WEIGH IN ON KEY ELECTION YEAR ISSUES 
Greater Philadelphia media providers WHYY and 900AM WURD will turn the microphones over to local teens and young adults for an evening of lively debate during their Youth Town Hall.  The stars of radio talk show Youth WURDS will join an audience of area young people to weigh in on immigration, gun control, education and other topics important to the next generation of voters. 

Parents, educators and youth group leaders are encouraged to bring young adults as well as those who have not yet reached voting age.  The program will be moderated by scholars in politics and social policy. 

Independence Mall West
150 North Sixth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
RSVP NOW
PEOPLE'S LIGHT PRESENTS:
KATORI HALL'S "THE MOUNTAINTOP"
 SEPTEMBER 28—OCTOBER 30
The People’s Light are opening their 42nd season with Katori Hall’s prescient play, The Mountaintop, which "resonates greatly now (nearly more so than when it was written nearly a decade ago), in this moment of our country’s evolution. The play features a very human (not text-book) Martin Luther King, Jr. on the evening before he is to be assassinated.  It is a poignant and powerful story filled with love, humor and joy."

People’s Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355


For $10 tickets to any performance, use the Art Sanctuary discount code: COMMUNITY (in all caps) online or with the box office 610-644-3500 (tickets are otherwise $33-53). More details are below. 

 
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ICA - FREE FOR ALL: BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH: 6:30-9PM

Join ICA for an evening of music and performance by Black Quantum Futurism (Rasheedah Phillips + Moor Mother) featuring readings by Metropolarity, soundscapes by MOM2, music by jazz ensemble Irreversible Entanglements, and free tarot readings with prophetesses. Help yourself to free takeaway Black Quantum Futurism tarot cards, and a takeaway screenprinted poster featuring a BQF chart for do-it-yourself space-time shifting. BQF will also set up an Oral Future booth, with a time and memory survey.

ICA will be open late with free art, music, food, drinks, and tours of The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.

"Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs."

Institute of Contemporary Art
University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Learn More!!!
ICA PRESENTS - GEORGE LEWIS: CALDER
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 7PM: 

ICA is pleased to present George Lewis’s Calder, a composition for percussion and brass written in tribute to the American sculptor Alexander Calder. This performance is presented as part of the ongoing exhibition Endless Shout.

"Inspired by large, brightly colored mobiles for which Alexander Calder was renowned, Lewis’s composition for improvisors finds its players moving from station to station as if navigating the interlocking components of one of the artist’s free-floating sculptures."

Institute of Contemporary Art
University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Learn More!!!
LEEWAY FOUNDATION:YOUR EVENT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE (AND THAT'S OK!)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 5:30-7:30PM
"Leeway Communications Director Denise Beek will lead a workshop to help artists of all disciplines, movement builders, and community organizers avoid common mistakes within the event planning process. Participants will receive a step-by-step guide to presenting successful public performances, gatherings, and workshops, with methods to evaluate their impact."

Your Event Is Not For Everybody (And That's Okay!) will be held at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut St, Suite 832). 

This workshop is free, but space is limited. ASL and childcare are available when you register before September 27. 
Register Now!!
PARLOUR JAZZ AT PLATINUM GRILLE 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 7PM
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT WOODMERE:
THE BLACK MUSIC EXPERIENCE IN ATLANTIC CITY!
 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 6PM-8PM

Atlantic City was once the place to catch celebrated performers like Pearl Bailey, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., and Billy Eckstine, who seemed to convey the very essence of black culture. Back then there were no casinos and there was not much integration, but there was plenty of good, soulful music. Join the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and return to the heyday of black nightlife in Atlantic City. Chicken Bone Beach music for everybody!

*Part of Woodmere Art Museum's Friday Night Jazz series. See their website for future month's events.*

Tickets are available for purchase at the door, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the performance. No advance reservations. All parties must be present to purchase a ticket. Price: $22 ($12 members)

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

African American Museum in Philadelphia:
"I FOUND GOD IN MYSELF"

On Display: October 1, 2016 - January 2, 2017
 i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girlsThis two-gallery art exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of the choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enufand is curated by Souleo. 

Through 20 commissioned artworks by artists including Renee Cox (in collaboration with Rafia Santana), Kimberly Mayhorn, Dianne Smith, Margaret Rose Vendryes and Danny Simmons, the exhibition is a tribute to the Broadway play. Each work honors the individual poems and underscores their enduring significance in highlighting issues impacting the lives of women of color.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Interested in sharing your event or activity with the Art Sanctuary community? Please send your "camera ready" notice by the 15th of each month to submissions@artsanctuary.org. Please note that we can not guarantee inclusion of your submission, thanks!
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