1-4PM | Hands On: "I Have a Dream" Collage Portraits
Dave McKenzie, They Dreamed of Nefertiti's Holiday, 2011. Courtesy the artist
Paying homage to artist Romare Bearden and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Laundromat Project presents a portrait workshop that asks participants to employ Bearden's iconic collage technique to create a portrait of the person that they aspire to be. Using some of Dr. King's quotes as a source of inspiration, completed portraits will integrate color, Xerox copies, magazines, and textiles to creatively illustrate a figurative image that includes the qualities each participant wishes to embody in 2012.
1 PM | Gallery Tour: Collected. Ritual
Collected. Ritual (installation view), 2011. Photo: Adam Reich
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Collected. Ritual led by a knowledgeable Museum educator. Collected. Ritual explores the performative and process-oriented aspects of making art and examines ritual as an act of special and sometimes mythical significance. The works in this exhibition were chosen for the innovative ways in which the artists engaged with ritual—including through studio art-making and artistic practices that use symbolic actions. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome!
2-4 PM | Hands On: Community Quilt Project
Join fiber and quilt artist Ife Felix for the second (of three) quilting workshops where participants will contribute to a community quilt. Participants will learn how to sew fabric swatches together and will assist with the stitching and construction of the quilt. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the quilt and to celebrate creativity, culture and community.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 7-9 PM Books & Authors: Dr. Kellie Jones in conversation with Hettie Jones
Named one of the top art books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly, Kellie Jones's EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art features selections of her writings from the past twenty years. The book offers a wide-ranging and in-depth analysis at the work of many germinal artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dawoud Bey, David Hammons, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Howardena Pindell, Martin Puryear, Betye Saar, Lorna Simpson, among many others. Structured as a dialogue with her family of artists and cultural critics, EyeMinded is an intimate look at art by one of the most influential writers working today.