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#BarnesRollCall: Live Talks with Artists and Performers

Free / Talks & Tours / Performance / Online

Thursday, August 13, 4 – 4:45pm


We can't gather at the Barnes right now, so we're bringing live performances and conversations to you on Instagram!

About the Event

Until we can gather together in person, we continue to celebrate the creative spirit online. We’re bringing back performers and artists from popular programs like First Friday!, Artist Bash, Barnes on the Block, and PECO Free First Sunday Family Day for #BarnesRollCall, a new Instagram Live series!

Every other Thursday, Kathleen Greene, our curator of public programs, will host intimate sessions with artists—keeping the energy and essence of our programs alive from the safety of home! #BarnesRollCall is a chance to jam, chat, and bring the creative community together. Watch on Instagram Live on your mobile device.

Our performance program, like the Barnes collection itself, united artists from a range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Since opening the Parkway in 2012, we’ve hosted more than 2,000 artists and performers from Philadelphia and around the world, sharing their unique voices and welcoming new audiences to the Barnes community.

August 13

Flamenco Dancer

Elba Hevia y Vaca

Elba is a native of La Paz, Bolivia, where she began her study of classical Spanish dance at age 5. She later studied and danced with companies throughout the US. In 2000, she founded Pasión y Arte Flamenco Company in Philadelphia. The all-female company builds on the classical tradition of flamenco, while challenging the historical role of women in the art form.

Curator and Artistic Director

Maori Karmael Holmes

Maori is artistic director and CEO of BlackStar Projects and founder of the BlackStar Film Festival. She also serves as a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and curator-at-large at UPenn's Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Singer and Dancer

Kingsley Ibeneche

Born and raised in Camden, NJ, Kingsley is a trained dancer and seasoned performer. He earned a degree in ballet performance from the University of the Arts, spent time performing modern dance in Germany, and has shared the stage with Travis Scott, James Blake, Halsey, and more. While in Germany, he started to practice singing and songwriting. His debut album, CHi, was released in 2017.

The Host

Kathleen Greene

Curator of public programs at the Barnes, Kathleen Greene is the creative force behind Artist Bash, First Friday!, and other popular performance series.

Coming Up

August 27
Singer and drag performer Cookie Diorio & MC G Yamazawa

September 10
Paper engineer and pop-up book artist Colette Fu & vibraphonist Tony Miceli

September 24
Poet Erica Hawthorne-Manon, drummer Doug Hirlinger & arts advocate Jane Golden