Stories is an interview series featuring artists and creatives in every neighborhood in Philadelphia. This is a partnership between The Philadelphia Citizen and Forman Arts Initiative, and it will run on both The Citizen and the FAI website.
At 25, Philadelphia artist Nazeer Sabree has gained a national reputation for his complicated portraits of young Black men and women.
Whether he’s allowing local architecture to inspire his intricate cut paper artworks or designing street art to fit into unexpected spaces, artist Joe Boruchow keeps a close eye on Philadelphia.
Galen Gibson-Cornell tears posters off of city streets, shreds them into thin strips and weaves them back together to create trippy mash-ups that mix brands, colors and patterns from across the world into something entirely his own.
Kenyssa Evans differs greatly from the stereotype of a Gen Z. She produces work slowly, intentionally, with feeling that you can see in her images.
Composer Bree Lowdermilk is bucking the norms of musical theater by writing shows with gender-expansive casts, taking feedback from 4-year-olds, and maybe even mounting a children’s musical on an abandoned pier.