The Art Futures Residency Projects:

2012: Delphi Art Futures Residency, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Artist Marguerita Hagan mentored launch of Ceramics Program at Franklin Learning Center, student sculpture, animation and installation with Art Teacher Christina Whitt. Based on concept of a seed, students designed and built their sculptures in a collaborative movement. Constantin Brancusi and a People's Choice Award.

BLOOM: ceramic, aluminum, textile, animation and video
Franklin Learning Center
Art Teacher: Christina Whitt
Visiting Artist: Marguerita C. Hagan

Exhibition description:
Students' abstract sculptures in clay respond to the physical and metaphorical circle of life. Focusing on growth, adaptation and transformation, students looked to nature, evolution, biology and art. Current sculpture of visiting artist Marguerita Hagan, as well as Eva Hild, Noguchi, Miro, Brancusi, and Arp fueled student's concept and form. The film Proteus documenting the 19th century biologist, artist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel was a key source of integration. Students documented their sculptural process and installation through writing, film, stop-motion animation, and photography.

2011: Delphi Art Futures Residency, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Artist Marguerita Hagan guided Randolph Career Academy student construction, installation and Poetry Reading inspired by Islamic art with Art Teacher Cristina Kelvas exhibited at PMA, 1st Place. Project was permanently installed at entrance of school following exhibition.

read more on newsworks and see student poetry performance video here

Students installing BLOOM
PMA 2012 Art Future Residency: Students installing BLOOM

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Installation
Philadelphia Museum of Art AFR 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Installation

Franklin Learning Ctr Team
PMA AFR Reception 2012: Franklin Learning Ctr Team

Students rolling clay into slabs
Randolph Career Academy 2011: Students rolling clay into slabs

Students measuring for clay element
Randolph Career Academy 2011: Students measuring for clay element

Students glazing ceramic elements
Randolph Career Academy 2011: Students glazing ceramic elements

Marcus gilding heart
Randolph Career Academy 2011: Marcus gilding heart

Students cutting glass for mosaic
Randolph Career Academy 2011: Students cutting glass for mosaic

 in Arabic and English
Students poetry in ceramic glaze: in Arabic and English

Marguerita placing ceramic elements
Randolph Career Academy, AFR 2011: Marguerita placing ceramic elements

Students attaching mosaic
Randolph Career Academy, AFR 2011: Students attaching mosaic

C. Kelvas, P.Trombert & G.Ingram
Rehearsal for PMAPoetry Performance: C. Kelvas, P.Trombert & G.Ingram

Critics G. Ingram & P. Trombert
Students rehearsing Poetry Reading: Critics G. Ingram & P. Trombert

C. Kelvas during poetry rehearsal
Students with Teacher, AFR 2011: C. Kelvas during poetry rehearsal

Messiah & students Poetry Reading
PMA Exhibit Reception 2011: Messiah & students Poetry Reading

Detail gilded heart, tile &graphics
Poetry Mandala PMA Exhibit 2011: Detail gilded heart, tile &graphics


AFR 2011, PMA Exhibit Description 

Glass, ceramic, gold leaf, 5
Poetry Mandala, PMA Exhibit 2011: Glass, ceramic, gold leaf, 5' dia.