Welcome to my website. This site shares my body of work. My work involves documenting the lives of “elders” – those that have turned their life experiences into wisdom. Enjoy your visit and I look forward to you returning.
2016 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award Winner
Julie Rainbow is a social research activist artist, who integrates critical thinking with 25 years of social work experience; while synthesizing and analyzing stories from elders into original artistic work. Elders who've turned their life's experiences into wisdom share their life experiences. Read more: Julie Rainbow LTA ‘16
Bodies of Work Include:
JOURNEY TO SANCTUARY -The Philadelphia Story of Faith and Transformation in the Second Great Migration of African-Americans from the South
Journey to Sanctuary, which received an NEH planning grant in 2018, examines the myriad ways that African Americans from the South transformed Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley during the second wave of the Great Migration, 1940-1970, precipitating the city’s unsung cultural renaissance and social transformation. The project/exhibition will highlight the experiences of African American elders, whose narratives bring life and meaning to the scholarly research of the migration period.
“Standing the Test of Time: Creating Relationships that Endure” - Workbook
“Standing the Test of Time: Creating Relationships that Endure,” takes a look at the intimate lives of African American marriages of 30 years or more, to reveal valuable lessons in developing loving and lasting relationships. >>read more