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A closer look: The Body of work 6/23/22

This talk brings together three artists whose work appears in FRIEDAcommunity’s P E O P L E exhibition and each of whom examine the human body in their own individual way.
We hope to examine their commonalities and differences, their motivations, their goals as people, as artists, and as members of the human community.

Date: Thursday, June 23
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Artist talk (free – open to the public)
7:00 pm – Drinks and Private FRIEDAcommunity Members Dinner
Location: FRIEDA, 320 Walnut Street.
Registration: Reservation only. At least 2 days prior to the event.
Artist talk (free – open to the public)
Private FRIEDAcommunity Dinner:
Member’s Contribution: $20 per person (plus tax)
Member’s Guest Contribution: $30 (plus tax)

Please note that drinks and a private dinner for FRIEDAcommunity members and their guests will be served promptly after the artist talk. Drinks between 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm, dinner at 7:30 pm.
Vegetarian menu will include: Mezzes with pita bread and vegetables, Greek salad, sweet corn salad, summer salad, apricot and chickpea tagine served with couscous, and fruit salad.

Masking recommended during this event.
Maximum capacity will be in line with guidelines and mandates issued by the relevant local authorities.

*Cancelation policy: Should you need to cancel, you will receive a refund if a replacement is found. FRIEDA may cancel this event for any reason, including a statewide or federal mandate. In this case, you will received a full refund within 2 business days.

Sign Up: If you are interested, please sign up via email. We will contact you by phone to collect payment by credit card.

FRIEDAcommunity asks that selected artists schedule time to engage our community through a workshop, a demonstration, or participation in one of our Community art projects. As a reminder, 100% of the sale proceeds of any artwork during the exhibition go to the artist.

Jana Williams
Jana Williams is an American documentary photographer and visual storyteller based in Philadelphia. Their practice in photography touches on ideas of spectatorship and the oppositional gaze, voyeurism and representation of the Black female body throughout history, and celebration of the everyday. Jana began their investigation with the camera by taking self-portraits and photographs of family. Their goal as a photographer has been to create a visual journal of their daily observations documenting life’s rituals. Over the past five years, they’ve focused on making community-engaged art that documents the lives of the disabled and LGBTQ youth of color.
Jana received a B.F.A. degree in photography from Parsons School of Design. Their works have been exhibited in New Jersey, New York, Ghana, and London, and their photographs have been published in Marie Claire; Picture Magazine, and American Photography. Jana has received awards from AP34 and iPOY. They recently worked with A+E/Lifetime Network, and their work has been collected by Danny Simmons and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

You can find more of Jana’s work at their website.

Portrait Nancy Hellebrand

Nancy Hellebrand
Nancy Hellebrand’s photographs have been in multiple shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, Pace/Macgill Gallery, and elsewhere in New York. Her photographs have been in multiple exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. She had a solo exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In London, she had a solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and her work has been shown in several group shows at the Tate Gallery. She’s been awarded a Guggenheim and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Hellebrand has taught photography at University of The Arts and Bucks County Community College in PA, Parsons, The New School in New York and Yale University in New Haven and Norfolk, CT.

You can find more of Nancy’s work at her website.

Portrait Anna Guarneri

Anna Guarneri
Anna Guarneri is a visual artist based in Philadelphia. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is an experienced nonprofit professional. She works in various media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and stained glass. Anna’s ongoing series of self-portraits is inspired by Paleolithic “Venus” figurines, some of the earliest examples of figurative art. While the figurines were long thought to be fertility symbols or fetish objects, an alternative theory is that they were self-portraits made by women looking down at their own bodies. Paintings in the series incorporate forms and colors from historical, spiritual, and decorative art.

You can find more of Jennifer’s work at her website.