ART UNFOLDED: PRACTICE & PROCESS OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
THURSDAYS IN MAY & JUNE
Come hear a diverse set of artists share how their work unfolds— what and who inspires their practice, their rituals, research, challenges, and more. Audience discussions will follow.
TIME: Thursday evenings, 6-8pm
LOCATION: Design Studio for Social Intervention, 1946 Washington St, 2nd floor, Roxbury, MA 02118
ART UNPACKED: START TO FINISH WORKSHOPS FOR ALL
SATURDAYS IN MAY & JUNE
Join us for hands-on workshops that will give you new tools and techniques for your own art practice. Local artists will share their tricks for affordable and portable artmaking.
TIME: Saturdays, 10am-3pm
LOCATION: Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC), Erick Jean Center for the Arts
157 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02121
Please sign up by emailing ArtUnpacked@ds4si.org
All workshops are FREE but spaces are limited.
All presentations and workshops are FREE & OPEN TO ALL thanks to generous funding provided by the Barr Foundation. Please remember to email us if you want to attend a Saturday workshop!
MEET THE ARTISTS
Kenneth Bailey is first and foremost an interventionist and also happens to be a founding member of DS4SI and its Sector Organizing and Strategy Lead.
Soledad Boyd is a jack of many trades and master of none as well as the Social Practice and Placemaking Lead at DS4SI
Sam Cole is a filmmaker and photographer living in Ft. Greene Brooklyn. His first feature documentary Danchi No Yume tells the story of Japanese hip hop artist Anarchy and his rise to prominence from the south side kyoto ghettos. www.samcole2020.com
Ian Cozzens is an artist, educator, & silkscreen maniac from Providence, RI who is always making prints, building stuff, and/or helping other people make and build things. He is currently the Resident Artist Mentor in Printmaking at New Urban Arts, where he works with high school students to realize their screenprinting projects.http://www.secretdoorprojects.org http://www.newurbanarts.org
Barrington Edwards is a multi media artist, illustrator, puppet maker and sculptor.http://studiovexer.blogspot.com
Vanessa L. German is a multidisciplinary artist: sculptor, photographer, painter, actress, poet and a lover of Homewood, her neighborhood in Pittsburh, PA.http://21stcenturyjuju.com
Jen Hall is a graphic designer, printmaker and carpenters apprentice.
Judith Leemann is an artist, writer and educator http://www.judithleemann.com
Ayako Maruyama is the Design Lead at DS4SI. She spends her time designing, producing and fabricating Creativity Labs that push how we approach about complex social problems. Her practice is influenced by her training in industrial design and city planning which are grounded by her Japanese and Filipina roots.
Maria Molteni is a Nashville-to-Boston-based multimedia and performing artist often working with participatory soft sculpture. Having completed a BFA from Boston University in Painting and Printmaking, her practice sprung from roots in formalism, but has grown to incorporate ritualistic research, social engagement, and community building. http://maria-molteni.squarespace.com
Mike Prokosch is a community activist, builder, calligrapher and teacher of all he knows.
Sheldon Scott is an artist and writer working in performance, sculpture, spoken narrative photography, ephemera and Immersive installations. His work surveys the intersection of Race, Economics and Sexuality with a critical lens on ideals of the Black Male form, while assessing the social taxes levied on Back Bodies and Psyches. http://sheldonscottstudios.com