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.

Cait McCormack

RJ Rushmore

Fiber artist Cait McCormack’s sculptures defy expectations of what can be done within the centuries-old tradition of crochet. The latest in a collaboration with Forman Arts Initiative.

Gerald A. Brown

Logan Cryer

In going from art student to sculptor to ceramicist to curator to podcaster, Gerald Brown has been an advocate for and supporter of Black and Brown artistry — and a keen observer of the artistic process

Joe Boruchow

RJ Rushmore

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.

Eugene Lew

Logan Cryer

Penn music technology professor Eugene Lew experiments with electronic music and sound. His latest project: a collaboration with textile weavers.

Galen Gibson-Cornell

RJ Rushmore

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.