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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Baker drums Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the legendary Jemeel Moondoc with his latest group The Zookeeper s House Moondoc can evoke the bluesy openness of Ornette Coleman the articulateness of Jimmy Lyons and the harsh tones of Albert Ayler He can fire off pyrotechnics but he doesn t just shriek and moan he uses his technique to create long wordless narratives shifting from a sprint into aching ballad like phrases or pressuring a bright melody until it cracks Jon Pareles New York Times Legendary Loft Era saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc was inspired to pursue a musical life after hearing pianist Cecil Taylor and he soon after began studying with Taylor at University of Wisconsin Madison and Antioch College He moved to New York City in 1972 and co founded one of the most innovative Loft Era groups Ensemble Muntu whose various configurations included Arthur Williams William Parker Mark Hennen Rashid Sinon Rashid Bakr and Roy Campbell Moondoc has been active ever since and in recent years he has worked with Hamid Drake John Voight and frequently with long time collaborator William Parker The Zookeeper s House Relative Pitch 2014 described by the Free Jazz Collective as a post

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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    received two Fulbright Hays fellowships to do research in Spain her novel Canícula Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera received the Aztlán Prize in 1996 She has published poetry fiction and scholarly essays Other projects include co edited and edited work such as Telling to Live Latina Feminist Testimonios Dancing across Borders Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos Paths to Discovery Autobiographies of Chicanas with Careers in Mathematics Science and Engineering Moctezuma s Table and Ofrenda Liliana Wilson s Art of Dissidence and Dreams As a community activist in Laredo Cantú was instrumental in the founding of the Literacy Volunteers organization LVA a feminist women s group Las Mujeres and a local chapter of Amnesty International as well as organizing annual celebrations commemorating the anniversary of César Chávez s birthday She sees her creative writing and academic work as forming a part of her activist agenda where academic study can inform and provide an impetus for social change Active in a number of professional organizations she also works with Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social and was named the 2008 Scholar of the Year by the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies She founded the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa and is a founding member of the CantoMundo Poetry Workshop Cantú is currently working on a number of book projects including a collection of poetry Border Meditation Meditación fronteriza Poems of Love Life and Work two novels tentatively titled Champú or hair matters and Cabañuelas A Love Story a long range ethnographic study of the Matachines de la Santa Cruz and a number of other creative and academic projects Marta Sanchez Chicana painter Marta Sánchez is deeply inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions Sánchez is recognized primarily for her Retablos paintings an offspring of traditional Mexican

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/transcendental-train-yard-exhibition-and-book-signing/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Mondays Directions Parking ADMISSION MEMBERS FREE ADULTS 5 SENIORS 3 STUDENTS 3 Suggested Donations Become a Member Donate Now Back to Events Friday October 16 2015 5 30 PM Liebesfreud Last Fridays Concert Free and open to the public The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to welcome Liebesfreud for another Last Fridays concert series Haydn String Quartet op 76 no 6 Dvorak String Quartet 3 in E flat major op

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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    Event Free to Public Join the Philadelphia Fashion Alliance on October 11 as they launch their Spring Summer 2016 lines at the Philadelphia Art Alliance Be the first to preview the Spring Summer 2016 collections from the Fashion Alliance designers at the elegant setting of the Wetherill Mansion in Rittenhouse Square Shop the latest looks from their Fall 2015 lines while you sip champagne and enjoy light bites RSVP on

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/event/philadelphia-fashion-alliance-launch-event/ (2016-02-12)
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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    performance by two avant garde jazz giants Philadelphia pianist Dave Burrell and New York drummer Andrew Cyrille Burrell s seminal work in the 1960s and 70s with Archie Shepp Pharoah Sanders Roscoe Mitchell and David Murray as well as his own groups solidified his reputation as one of the most influential jazz pianists and composers of his generation Dave Burrell crams a century of jazz history into every chugging stride episode and churning dissonance writes Francis Davis for Village Voice Encyclopedic as well as eccentric he s a living treasure Based in Philadelphia since 1985 Burrell s most recent work reflects a keen interest in his adopted hometown s historical role in the evolution of the jazz art form from its early ragtime and blues foundations Philadelphia s Rosenbach Museum Library commissioned a series of suites from Burrell inspired by the museum s Civil War archives including 2010 s Portraits of Civil War Heroes and Civilians During Wartime which debuts this month Andrew Cyrille a Brooklyn born drummer with Haitian roots is perhaps best known for his work with the Cecil Taylor Unit with whom he appears on Taylor s Unit Structures and Conquistador Described by Nate Chinen of the

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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    STUDENTS 3 Suggested Donations Become a Member Donate Now Back to Events Thursday October 08 2015 4 00 PM Gallery Tour and Curated Cocktails with Chief Curator Melissa Caldwell Free and Open to the public Join Chief Curator Melissa Caldwell on a guided tour of our fall exhibition Material Legacy Masters of Fiber Clay and Glass at the PAA featured work by five American Craft Council Fellows Adela Akers fiber

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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    24 2015 8 00 PM Ars Nova Workshop presents Barry Altschul s 3dom Factor 15 General Admission Purchase Tickets at Ars Nova Workshop Barry Altschul s 3dom Factor Barry Altschul drums Jon Irabagon alto saxophone Joe Fonda bass Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to welcome back Barry Altschul 3dom Factor New York City drummer Barry Altschul was a member of Circle the innovative experimental jazz ensemble featuring Chick Corea Dave Holland and Anthony Braxton which released several stunning albums in the early 1970s on Blue Note and ECM Altschul continued working with Braxton sometimes alongside other AACM members such as Roscoe Mitchell Leo Smith and George Lewis and has worked with Paul Bley Art Pepper Lee Konitz and Andrew Hill He was also featured on the classic Dave Holland album Conference of the Birds Altschul s trio brings together two musicians with whom he has collaborated on several occasions He worked frequently with Joe Fonda in FAB Trio with Billy Bang and Altschul has most recently worked with the saxophonist Jon Irabagon on the album Foxy released in 2010 by Hot Cup Fonda a member of the long running Nu Band has played with Archie Shepp Bill Dixon and Han

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  • PhiladelphiaArtAlliance | contemporary craft + design
    See More Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat Opening Reception Thursday May 28 2015 6 00pm to 8 00pm See More Ars Nova Workshop Presents Spectral Saturday May 23 2015 8 00PM See More Ars Nova Workshop Eric Revis Trio Saturday May 16 2015 8 00 PM See More Ars Nova Workshop Presents David Torn Thursday May 14 2015 8 00PM See More Ars Nova Workshop Presents Tyshawn Sorey

    Original URL path: http://www.philartalliance.org/past-events/page/4/ (2016-02-12)
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