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Jennifer Leibert

Jennifer Leibert was born and raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia and has a deep passion for Philadelphia history. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Museum Studies, with her graduate thesis focusing on public art in Philadelphia. After completing her college coursework, Jennifer was selected for The City of Philadelphia’s Destination Mayoral Fellowship, where she was apart of The Public Art Office (now apart of The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy). It was during this experience that her passion for art and architecture grew stronger. Jennifer is also a caretaker for an historic home in Northwest Philadelphia, teaches with the Claymobile Program (an award winning mobile ceramic art program), and is the Public Programs Coordinator at the Wyck Association. E-mail her at: jenleibert[at]gmail[dot]com

Sustainability, Public Art, And Rain Barrels In Mt. Airy

Sustainability, Public Art, And Rain Barrels In Mt. Airy

July 31, 2012  |  Vantage

We check in on Mt. Airy BID's latest project: rain barrels, decorated by local artists, that contribute splashes of color to businesses along the Germantown Ave commercial corridor > more

New Directions For Percent For Art Program

New Directions For Percent For Art Program

June 14, 2012  |  Vantage

Grays Ferry "Commotion" festival (June 16-30) indicates shift away from traditional installation art. Jennifer Leibert has some insight in a Q&A with Julia Guerrero, director of the Redevelopment Authority's Percent for Art Program. They talk about how the program is funded, hidden gems in the collection, and the impetus behind "Commotion" > more

A Metalworking Tradition Forges On

A Metalworking Tradition Forges On

February 10, 2012  |  Vantage

At the former Yale & Towne foundry in Frankford, Jason Roberts produces craft metal for the commercial and residential market > more

The City In Clay

The City In Clay

January 17, 2012  |  Found

Students from Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia build their own city with help from Old City's Claymobile > more