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 and teaches with the Claymobile Program, an award winning mobile ceramic art program that works with schools, community based organizations and social service agencies. Her classes often focus on Philadelphia history and architecture.
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
At the former Yale & Towne foundry in Frankford, Jason Roberts produces craft metal for the commercial and residential market > more
Students from Young Scholars Charter School in North Philadelphia build their own city with help from Old City's Claymobile > more