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Harlem Renaissance & Mini-puppets

Harlem Renaissance & Mini-puppets

A work in progress and SEVEN hands working together! During the second session we further explored the Harlem Renaissance and used this as inspiration for creating mini-puppets. Ms. Darrell (a sculptor and muralist) shared her knowledge and love of the African...

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SparQ 2020 @ Blankenburg!

SparQ 2020 @ Blankenburg!

SparQ 2018 puppets on display in the historic Blankenburg auditorium. Hello and happy New Year! In 2020 we are proud to be partnering again with the fourth graders at Blankenburg Elementary School in the Mill Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia. These students have...

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Spiral Q is moving!

Spiral Q is moving!

Spiral Q’s home at 4100 Haverford for the last 7.5 years is under contract for sale. By the Fall of 2020, we have to find a new home and we’re ramping up our plans to move! As our neighborhoods continually changes around us, we're asking important questions about...

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Using art to build a neighborhood coalition with APM

Using art to build a neighborhood coalition with APM

This Saturday was our first community print day in partnership with @apmforeveryone, engaging neighbors through art making and messaging to organize community power in the face of development and displacement in North Philly. If you live in North Philly east of...

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Peoplehood Potluck and reflection

Peoplehood Potluck and reflection <3

“If you have nothing to do.. Bring your butt down to Spiral Q!” - new Spiral Q slogan suggestion proposed by 13 year old ACT-UP member Noble at last night’s Peoplehood potluck. So much love for the many, many people who made Peoplehood 20 happen this Fall. Can’t wait...

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Peoplehood Pageant 2019

Peoplehood Pageant 2019

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Peoplehood Pageant! Working with our 3 core partners, @actupphiladelphia , @shutdownberkscoalition, and @phillythrive, and community volunteers (and of course folks joining in the day of!) we created a small pageant that...

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Peoplehood 20 = wow!

Peoplehood 20 = wow!

Forward March with soundDrumming for freedom for allToday Robeson smiles This Haiku, submitted by travelers from South Africa pretty well encapsulates the Peoplehood Parade.The character of the parade is proud and loving, unapologetic and full. A therapy for society -...

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Peoplehood open builds continue

Peoplehood open builds continue

Great weekend of Peoplehood parade and pageant making, including house building, umbrella painting, @phillythrive youth dj-ing K-Pop, and Jeanne from @shutdownberkscoalition reallllllllly making the John Fetterman puppet look like John Fetterman. 😮...

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