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    COTTON - Lyric Fest

    Lyric Fest

    Where:
    23 S. 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    When:
    • Saturday February 25th 2023, 7:30pm to 7:30pm
    COTTON
    New Multi-Media Work Inspired By The Cotton Photography Of Philadelphia Artist John Dowell

    For its 20th Anniversary LF has commissioned an extraordinary new song cycle by Damien Geter that brings together music, poetry, and the fine art photography of John Dowell. Featuring Metropolitan Opera stars Denyce Graves and Justin Austin, and with Laura Ward, piano.

    Acclaimed Philadelphia artist John Dowell felt called by his grandmother in a dream to travel to the cotton fields in South Carolina where his ancestors had likely been enslaved. Thus began an exploration and journey into the world of cotton, where over the past 10 years, Dowell has produced an ever-evolving body of amazing and evocative work. LF’s “COTTON,” is inspired by this photography. Dowell’s work explores, in penetrating super-imposed images, both African American ancestral survival strategies and the wealth of this nation, seen through the lens of the cotton industry.
    TICKETS
    $25

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