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PAA Awarded 2010 Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Grant!

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The Philadelphia Art Alliance has been awarded a Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) Grant for an exhibition by The Miss Rockaway Armada entitled Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had, scheduled for the Fall of 2011.  Here is a full description of the project along with photos and videos of previous Miss Rockaway Armada projects:

The Philadelphia Art Alliance will commission Let Me Tell You About the Dream I Had, a new installation by artists’ collective The Miss Rockaway Armada, which will both challenge traditional notions and parameters of museum display and engage the community with outdoor components, specifically the construction of a flotilla of boats that will travel up the Schuylkill River from Bartram’s Gardens to the Walnut Street docking area. The boats will then be transformed to travel by land and reach selected destinations in the University City and Kensington neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

Miss Rockaway Armada from their 2006 journey down the Mississippi River

The Miss Rockaway Armada has been recognized for its highly-engaging mobile constructions, museum installations, performances, and vaudeville-style theatre.  The collective’s charmingly ramshackle brand of assemblage reflects on sustainable ways of living and addresses environmental issues associated with renewable resources and the handmade.

The Miss Rockaway Armada will explore the maritime history of Philadelphia with a series of flotilla trips down the Schuylkill as well as performances and installations at community sites throughout the city, resulting in community interaction that is both entertaining and educational.

For more information about the Miss Rockaway Armada, visit their website:

For more information about The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, visit their website:

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