Philly Loves Poetry Festival
Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street
Friday April 15, 2016 – Sonia Sanchez Day
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci
5:30 PM – Unveiling of an original limited edition print, a creative collaboration between poet Sonia Sanchez and artist Allan L. Edmunds at a reservation only reception.
The image celebrates the life and work of Ms. Sanchez and print will incorporate photographs and poetry from Ms. Sanchez’s archives in a graphic style for which Mr. Edmunds is noted. Both creatives are award winners in their disciplines and internationally recognized.
You can support Philly Loves Poetry, Moonstone and Brandywine Workshop and Archives and receive a 50% discount on this original limited edition print. For $400.00 (credit terms are available) you have the opportunity to own this original print, have your picture taken with Sonia Sanchez and the print, and have preferred seating at all Philly Loves Poetry programs. The print will be part of the Words to Wall: Peace exhibit, which opens on April 14 and runs to May 14, 2016.
Allan L. Edmunds is Founder & Director of Brandywine Workshop and Archives founded 1972 as a center for the advancement of fine art printmaking and to provide training and support for artists of all ages and backgrounds, especially artists of color and to work in collaboration with printers to mentor and train students and young artists. Brandywine Workshop is internationally recognized for excellence in printmaking and fostering the inclusion and documentation of diverse artists in the practice of printmaking through its archives, exhibitions and satellite collections in museums and universities across the country and abroad.
7:00 PM – BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez: A New Documentary
(90 minutes) A performance filled documentary about this 80-year old artist for whom writing is both a personal and political act. In BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, Sanchez’s life unfolds in a documentary rich with readings and jazz-accompanied performances of her work. With appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, Jessica Care Moore, Ruby Dee, Yasiin Bey, Ayana Mathis, Imani Uzuri and Bryonn Bain, the documentary examines Sanchez’s contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement and her leadership role in African American culture over the last half century.