September Sees the Passing of Two Beloved Figures in the Philadelphia Community

On Friday, September 9, Warren Angle, artist, educator, and exhibitions curator at Fleisher Art Memorial for 17 years, passed away after a courageous fight with cancer. Inspired by a background growing up in a rural area in the Midwest, Angle’s art dealt with the interplay between humans and nature. But just by browsing through the Facebook page set up in remembrance, it seems clear that, for anyone who knew him, Angle will be remembered most for the kind of man he was. The shared stories and photographs give a brief but poignant glimpse into the life of a man whose brush with the arts community of Philadelphia over the years has left behind a kaleidoscope of vibrant moments. Patching together this mosaic of memories leaves one with the idea of a man filled with subtle empathy, a keen (and somewhat irreverent) wit, and the very rare (but always appreciated) ability to connect with even casual acquaintances on a personal level.

On Saturday, September 10, Nessa Forman, 68, succumbed to her long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Forman inspired friends and colleagues during her time as Arts and Leisure Editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin, and later Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at WHYY until 2007. In 2002, Forman was voted into the hall of fame of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association. Dan Cirucci, a lecturer in Corporate Communication at Penn State, has written a lovely tribute to a woman who leaves behind a great number of people influenced by her strength and counsel.

Nancy Freeman Tabas

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.…

Nancy Freeman Tabas, like French Impressionist Master Claude Monet appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and or seasons.…

Jennifer Johnson

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation between the two…

Mary Henderson

Sociological, figurative oil paintings of crowds by Philadelphia artist Mary Henderson.…

Sociological, figurative oil paintings of crowds by Philadelphia artist Mary Henderson.…

Sociological, figurative oil paintings of crowds by Philadelphia artist Mary Henderson.…

Khalif Rivers

Philadelphia native Khalif Rivers is a self-taught photographer interested in capturing the remnants of “Old Philadelphia”…

Philadelphia native Khalif Rivers is a self-taught photographer interested in capturing the remnants of “Old Philadelphia” via the city’s unique industrial, commercial, and residential architecture.…

Philadelphia native Khalif Rivers is a self-taught photographer interested in capturing the remnants of “Old Philadelphia” via the city’s unique industrial, commercial, and residential architecture.…

Matthew Courtney
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