Stories

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.

Julia Marsh

Morgan Nitz

The next in a series with The Philadelphia Citizen profiles Julia Marsh, new executive director and editor of Philly Artblog.

Kelechi Azu

Logan Cryer

The latest in our partnership with The Philadelphia Citizen considers Kelechi Azu, whose newest piece, Music Library, combines her passions for music and comics — a lifelong pursuit that is her connection to those around her.

Suldano Abdiruhman

Morgan Nitz

The next in a series with The Philadelphia Citizen profiles interdisciplinary artist Suldano Abdiruhman, whose art explores the mystical overlaps between science and spirituality.

Quon Brinkley

Logan Cryer

The next in a series with The Philadelphia Citizen profiles Quon Brinkley, founder of the Thinker Makers Society, who makes space for Philadelphia artists of color and Philadelphia LGBTQIA artists in Old City.

Nia Benjamin

Logan Cryer

The next in a series with The Philadelphia Citizen profiles Nia Benjamin, who makes experimental theater that’s not just experimenting on stage — it’s also experimenting with the process itself, allowing for collaboration and room to breathe.

Maia Chao

Morgan Nitz

The next in a series with The Philadelphia Citizen profiles Maia Chao, whose anthropology-informed art practice challenges institutions of museums, schools, and more.