2019 Common Field Convening Thursday Pre-Convening & Sunday Programming

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A Convening Pass is required to participate in Thursday Pre-Convening programming. If you do not already have your Convening Pass, please visit commonfield2019.eventbrite.com to do so before continuing with Thursday PreConvening Registration.

For Sunday Programming, anyone can sign up!

Attendees of the 2019 Common Field Convening can choose to register for additional Pre-Convening programming on Thursday, April 25th, as well as Philadelphia Partner-planned programming on Sunday, April 28th. We have two offerings for Thursday, and four for Sunday. Please review the descriptions below and reserve your spot(s):

Pre-Convening Programming: Thursday, April 25, 2019: For Common Field Convening Attendees

Arts, Displacement, and Intentional Communities
Presented by Vashti DuBois, Michael Clemmons, Ian Friday: The Colored Girls Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration required: $35 - $50 Sliding Scale
Convening Attendees Only

Location:
The Colored Girls Museum
4613 Newhall St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

This Pre-Convening program attracts artists and art organizers that face issues of displacement due to changing economies in neighborhoods that they work, create, and live in. How do we build communities intentionally that create sanctuary for the artist and the work they create while at the same time addressing the issues and concerns that are impacting the communities that these art institutions reside in? What are the responsibilities of art organizers and institutions to the communities that they want more engagement from while those same communities (artists included) are vulnerable to displacement in part because of the existence of those institutions?

The program for the day includes a tour of The Colored Girls Museum’s current exhibition In Search of the Colored Girl, facilitated small and full-group conversations, and brief presentations from special guests, local arts organizers Betsey Casañas (A Seed on the Diamond Gallery) and Emily Carris (The Art Dept), Renny Molenaar & Rocio Cabello (Imperfect Gallery), and Christopher Rogers (Paul Robeson House).

Travel to and from The Colored Girls Museum from Friends Center and a boxed lunch is included in registration for this program. Meet in front of the Friends Center (1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102) for a 9:30 AM departure by chartered bus for this 10:00 AM program start time at The Colored Girls Museum in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. After the program, depart from The Colored Girls Museum at 5:00 PM for a 5:30 PM return to the Friends Center in Center City.



Tour of Charting a Path to Resistance: An interactive mural at the Philadelphia City Archives

Presented by Talia Greene
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Free; RSVP Required for capacity
Convening Attendees Only

Location:
Philadelphia City Archives
548 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This tour, led by artist and Grizzly Grizzly member Talia Greene, is of her recently commissioned work at the Philadelphia City Archives exploring the history of redlining in the city. Join her for a tour and Q&A. Philadelphia City Archives are also open M-F, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm for drop-in visits for those who aren’t able to attend the tour or who would like to extend their time with the in-depth archival project.

Travel to Philadelphia City Archives is on your own to meet Talia on-site by 3:30 PM. The Archives are accessible by public transit from much of the city.


Philadelphia Partner-Planned Programming: Sunday, April 28, 2019:
Open to the Public

Lancaster Avenue Open Spaces
Presented by Philadelphia Contemporary
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Free; RSVP Requested
Open to the Public

Location:
The Bank, Around Philadelphia
3750 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia Contemporary welcomes Convening attendees to take part in a self-guided exploration of the Lancaster Avenue cultural corridor, starting at The Bank for light refreshments before heading off to The Blue Grotto, People’s Emergency Center, Tiberino Museum, Pearlstein Gallery, Spiral Q, Traction Company, and more.

Travel to The Bank is on your own, and is a space accessible by public transit from much of the city.


Tracing the Boundary: Chinatown North Walking Tour

Presented by Asian Arts Initiative, Grizzly Grizzly, and Vox Populi
11:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Free; RSVP Requested
Open to the Public

Locations:
Asian Arts Initiative, and Rollins Building (319 Building), Around Philadelphia
1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Meet at Asian Arts Initiative at 11:30 AM for light refreshments before departing for this guided tour led by David Kyu, Neighborhood Programs Manager of Asian Arts Initiative, from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. Join the art spaces of Callowhill/Chinatown North for a walking tour that will trace the proposed boundaries of recent Business Improvement District proposals. This walking tour invites participants to discuss audiences that are included and excluded by these boundaries, and consider how invisible boundaries shape the future of urban neighborhoods. The tour will conclude with a visit to the historic Rollins Building, 319 N 11th Street, which houses several artist-run galleries. Galleries in the building will have public open hours from 2:00 - 6:00 PM to explore on your own. Participating galleries include: Grizzly Grizzly, Practice Gallery, and Vox Populi, among others.

Travel to Asian Arts Initiative is on your own, and is an organization accessible by public transit from much of the city.


Street Road Reconsidering Place Tour
Presented by Street Road Artists Space
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Free; RSVP Required for capacity
Open to the Public

Transportation:
Meet at the Friends Center at 10:30 AM for a 10:45 AM sharp departure.
Transit to and from Street Road are included in this tour, as are bites while in Chester County.

Location:
Street Road Artists Space
725 Street Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330

Meet at the Friends Center at 10:30 AM for a 10:45 AM sharp departure for a roughly hour-long ride out to rural Pennsylvania to explore suburban and rural artist projects at and nearby Street Road Artists Space.

Northeast Philadelphia Galleries & Cultural Spaces Self-Guided Tour
Presented by Ulises
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Free; RSVP Requested
Open to the Public

Location:
Ulises, Around Philadelphia
31 E Columbia Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Ulises welcomes Convening attendees to take part in a self-guided exploration of arts and cultural spaces throughout Kensington, Fishtown, and surrounding Near NE Philadelphia. Refreshments will be available at Ulises starting at 11AM, stop in before taking off on your NE adventures!

Travel to Ulises is on your own, and is a bookstore and gallery accessible by public transit from much of the city.

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