PHILADANCO D/2 Apprentice Company
Saturday, March 2, 6:00 p.m.
$22 ($12 members) FREE for students
PHILADANCO's D/2 Apprentice Company will present a performance in Woodmere's spectacular rotunda gallery, inspired and surrounded by the exhibition Freedom's Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney. PHILADANCO D/2 cultivates aspiring dancers, ages 15-23, who are trained in professional-level classes.
In Conversation: Jerry Pinkney and Lorene Cary
Saturday, March 23, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturers: Jerry Pinkney, artist and Caldecott Medal recipient; and Lorene Cary, author, founder of Art Sanctuary and director of SafeKidsStories.com
$15 ($10 members)
Artist Jerry Pinkney will share a conversation with Lorene Cary, educator, activist, and author of The Price of a Child (1995), Black Ice (1991), and If Sons, Then Heirs (2011), among others. Pinkney and Cary, who both grew up in Philadelphia, will discuss their work and their careers.
Blending History and Fiction: Reading Jerry Pinkney and Toni Morrison
Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Crystal Lucky, PhD, associate dean of baccalaureate studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and associate professor of English, Villanova University
$15 ($10 members)
Fugitive slave narratives and third-person accounts of enslaved men and women's experiences during the nineteenth century draw an outline around the horrors of American slavery. This lecture will address how contemporary artists like Jerry Pinkney and Toni Morrison fill in the spaces left untouched with vibrant color, linguistic contour, and the richness of sound to offer present-day Americans entr?e into a world we can only imagine.
Screening of Sisters in Freedom
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
Lecturer: History Making Productions
Suggested $5 donation
Sisters in Freedom, a documentary produced by History Making Productions, tells the story of pioneering black and white women in the 1830s who defied social, economic, and cultural norms to come together to agitate against slavery, white supremacy, and inequality of race and gender. A presentation on the film will follow.