MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
July 6, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — “West Philadelphia: Building a Community,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on July 7, explores 19th-century architectural and urban development and features highlights of the community today.
The exhibit includes watercolors by Scottish immigrant David J. Kennedy that depict area houses, institutions and streets in 1836-1898. Land maps, photographs and postcards also reveal the neighborhood during these years.
PHILADELPHIA – Three urban leaders have been honored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the 5th Annual Urban Leadership Forum, “Building Competitive and Sustainable Cities,” at the University of Pennsylvania.
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening and Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution were singled out as exemplary leaders guiding cities toward a sustainable future.
PHILADELPHIA – A trio of University of Pennsylvania professors from the School of Arts and Sciences and a senior critic in Penn’s School of Design have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 180 Fellowships to artists, scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.
PHILADELPHIA –- Frederick A. Murphy has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award. Murphy is the James W. McLaughlin Professor in Residence, Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
PHILADELPHIA –- Visitors to the University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum are invited to watch as world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty uses tree saplings, fallen branches and other forest material to create a large-scale sculpture, beginning March 30.
As artist-in-residence for three weeks this spring at the Arboretum, Dougherty will be aided by volunteers and staff as he fashions this unique work of art on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek within the Arboretum’s grounds.
PHILADELPHIA — “Thirteen Miles from Paradise: John Moore,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on April 11, is an exhibit of 16 industrial landscape paintings that focus on sites from Ohio to Pennsylvania, including Coatesville, Pa., an industrial town that has been an ongoing subject for the artist since his first painting there in 1986.