Month of Moderns, Revival Walks, 'In Conversation: Will Wilson,' and more

The Weekly Roundup, July 6-12

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About two dozen people stand in the distance, facing the camera, a rocky mountain, trees, and creek behind them
The Crossing concludes its Month of Moderns series this weekend. (Photo by Kevin Vondrak.)

Coming up this weekend and beyond, the Crossing closes its Month of Moderns series in Chestnut Hill, Tiny Room for Elephants takes over Cherry Street Pier through the month, and the Delaware Art Museum hosts the works of Indigenous photographer Will Wilson. To wrap it up, the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival is back again, and the Olney Culture Lab is moving through the park.

Be safe, everyone!

Month of Moderns 3: The Book of Dawkins Songs
Friday, July 8, 7pm
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Fans of the Crossing should check out this weekend’s pair of world premieres: David Shapiro’s Sumptuous Planet: A Secular Mass which looks at the beauty and indifference of nature; and Tawnie Olson’s Beloved of the Sky, a series of vignettes based on Canadian artist Emily Carr’s journals.

Tiny Room for Elephants Festival
July 8-24
Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia

Over 30 visual artists and more than 20 musicians decorate the two-week-long festival that is “a living art gallery.”

In Conversation: Will Wilson
July 9 through September 11, 2022
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington

This summer, DelArt hosts the works of Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson, whose work explores the relationship of technology, identity, agency, and representation in photography and the legacy of historical photographs of Native peoples in North America. This pairs with DelArt’s Indigenous Faces of Wilmington, which opened this spring.

Revival Walks with Olney Culture Lab
Saturday, July 9, 10am-12pm
Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Avenue and Olney Avenue, Philadelphia

On every second Saturday through October, Olney Culture Lab hosts the Revival Walks, an artistically-infused holistic community journey through Tacony Creek Park meant to “honor the sun, wind, trees, birds, and nature" through an Afro-centric lens. This month’s host is storyteller Mama Carla Wiley with special guest artist Dr. Rhoda Moise. The event is free.

Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival
July 9-10
Downtown Haddonfield

The Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival returns for its 28th year with more than 200 artists attending the two-day outdoor event. There’s a little bit for everyone.

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