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Active Response: Artists' Roles in an Ever-Changing City
Start Date: 3/11/2017Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/11/2017End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description
This discursive panel will present 4 contemporary artists whose innovative practices engage different social and environmental communities in Philadelphia.
The event will provide a stage for each of these artists to present accounts of their recent work, followed by an active conversation about their diverse practices that include: collaboration, education, social engagement, and alternative approaches to materials and storytelling.

Participating artists include:
  • Billy Dufala- co-founder and representative for RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency)
  • Keir Johnston- co-founder and representative of Amber Art and Design
  • Jennie Shanker- independent artist and activist
  • Ben Volta- independent artist and founder of Volta Studio

The panel is offered in conjunction with the exhibition 125 Years: Drexel & the City at the Leonard Pearlstein gallery, on view from January 12th to March 19th. Organized by faculty, staff and students from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, the exhibition explores the history of life and learning at Drexel within the context of West Philadelphia’s changing landscape.
This event was programmed by Drexel's Student Arts Organization, DART, and is co-sponsored by Drexel's Art and Art History Department.
Contact Information:
Name: Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Phone: 215.895.2548
Email: gallery@drexel.edu
DART Active Response Panel Flyer
3401 Filbert Street | URBN Center Annex
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