Fourth thing in the Weekly


How could I forget!! There’s breaking news in sketches this week. Notice of the PEI grant recipients for 2005! Congratulations, all! Here’s PEI’s website for more details.


We’ve just learned that Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) has announced the eight Philadelphia institutions receiving 2005 grants for exhibitions and exhibit planning. Grant monies total $824,460 this year. The ever-generous PEI-a visual arts program funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the University of the Arts-has now invested close to $7 million on Philadelphia exhibitions and planning. The 2005 Exhibitions Grant recipients are the Fabric Workshop and Museum, $200,000 for a project with Ed Ruscha as artist-in-residence; Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, $197,200 for a project with Brazilian artist Artur Barrio; Institute of Contemporary Art, $200,000 for the Architecture & Design Series project; and the Print Center, $150,000 for newly commissioned works by Ann Hamilton, Vera Lutter and Abelardo Morell. The 2005 Planning Grant recipients are Eastern State Penitentiary, $20,000 for MacArthur “genius” artist Liza Lou to explore a site-specific installation; Philadelphia Print Collaborative, $20,000 for “Philagrafika,” an international invitational print festival; Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, $20,000 for “Sounding Site: Revisiting Historic Sites through Sound and Light Installation”; and the Village of Arts and Humanities, $17,250 for the multimedia exhibition “Telling Our Stories” about neighborhood elders. (R.F.)


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