ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2019-2020:
Arthur Haywood, Painting
Arthur Haywood's paintings celebrate achievements and aspirations of diverse people. He illustrated and wrote a book, "The Great Library", about scholars from the ancient library of Alexandria. He also has worked on numerous murals with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. He continues to share his positive outlook through murals,exhibitions and illustrations.
He earned a B.F.A in Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art, before furthering his study of classical drawing and painting at Cambridge Street Studios in Philadelphia and Grand Central Atelier in New York.
Rebecca Schultz, Painting/Printmaking/Multidisciplinary
Rebecca Schultz’s drawings, paintings, and prints reference the essential qualities and forms of rocks, trees, clouds, and other elements of the natural world. Her work bears witness to the degradation of the environment, which evokes both an existential sadness and a reminder to deeply see the beauty that is around us and accept that it is constantly changing. Her current series is inspired by rock formations she has witnessed and sketched in the Philadelphia area, New England, and during artist residencies in Iceland, southern Wyoming, and Ireland.
Rebecca is also working on a series of inter-disciplinary pieces, including installation, video, and performance, entitled “In Loving Memory Of…” The series currently includes a site-specific environmental installation at Brush Creek, Wyoming, and an installation for the MamaCITA group show “Marginalized,” at Montgomery County Community College. In 2020, Rebecca will create a collaborative performance/installation focusing on the links between female identity and environmental action at High School Park in Elkins Park.
Rebecca Schultz is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts facilitator/educator. She grew up in PIttsburgh, PA and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years before relocating to Elkins Park in 2016. Her creative practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage; participatory installation and public art projects; and performance.
Rebecca has shown her work locally at InLiquid @ East Market, the Schuylkill Center, Site: Brooklyn, Perkins Center for the Arts, Da Vinci Art Alliance, NoBa Artspace, the Mural Arts Kensington Storefront, 3rd Street Gallery, Crane Arts, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, CFEVA, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club. She participated in Art in the Open 2018, and created a mural in West Philadelphia as part of Mural Arts’ A2O program. She is currently teaching for the Delphi Afterschool Art Club program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and has facilitated family art workshops at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Rebecca has been awarded residencies at Spark Box Studio in Ontario, Canada; SÍM in Reykjavik, Iceland; Brush Creek Arts in Wyoming; and Greywood Arts in Killeagh, Ireland, and is a 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. She is a member of InLiquid, DVAA, the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, and the MamaCITA collective, and is on the artist roster at Mural Arts. Rebecca holds a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Education, with a concentration in Community-Based Arts Education, from San Francisco State University.