Art and Spirituality Forum at Arch Street Friends

Philadelphia – Three Philadelphia artists will talk about the relationship between their art and spirituality on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Friends Meetinghouse at 4th & Arch Streets.

Emily Brown, Tremain Smith and Roger Wing are members of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street) and well-known artists. They will share their artistic and spiritual journeys at this interactive sharing. There will be time for questions and answers after their initial presentations.

Emily Brown, artist
Emily Brown has received fellowships from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Pew Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Independence Foundation, The Leeway Foundation, Philagrafika, Maryland Institute College of Art, Vermont Studio Center and Artists for Environment Foundation. Her work is included in such collections as Alliance Capital, Tokyo, Japan; The Bryn Mawr College Library, Farnsworth Art Museum, The MacDowell Colony, James A. Michener Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rutgers Center for Innovative Prints and Paper, and the United States Embassy, Estana, Kajakhstan.

Tremain Smith, artist
Tremain Smith has four works in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Her work is in corporate and private collections across the country. She has had dozens of solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Maine, Delaware, Florida and Hawaii. Group exhibitions include SOFA Chicago, Art Miami, the Painted Bride, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the USArtists American Fine Art Show. Smith was an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in 2004 and an instructor in encaustic painting at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC in 2006.

Roger Wing, artist
Roger Wing is a Philadelphia sculptor who carves wood, stone and ice. Although he is known to create using any materials at hand, such as river rocks and fallen branches, Wing’s most deliberate artistic expressions are large wood carvings of figures, both human and non-human. Despite the physicality of his chosen medium, Wing seeks to reveal or suggest more than the merely physical, what he calls “The Unseen”. Since his youth he has favored subtractive work (carving), the use of hand tools, and traditional materials. Wing has traveled widely and carved with sculptors from six continents. His work can be seen in city parks and private collections, on television, and even in a feature film. Wing has also contributed carved marble repairs to the façade of the New York Public Library, the Pennsylvania State Capitol, and numerous historic buildings and monuments in and around Philadelphia.

Art and Spirituality, on the Air

Tremain, Emily, and Roger speak with Loraine Ballard Morrill for her 'Insight' radio program, which aired Sunday April 28th on WDAS and WUSL. Here's the podcast:

(Or go to the WUSL page for this interview, if it seems not to work here.)

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Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
320 Arch Street (corner of 4th & Arch)
Philadelphia, Pa. 19106