Host of a monthly gathering where women come together to work on personal creative projects and to share and participate in new creative skills and challenges.
Open Studio also offers 3 hours abstract painting opportunities, and encourages participants to partake in the evening drawing activity at the end of each session.
Assisted with a 5-week inter-generational participatory arts program, whose objective is to connect senior participants from Caring Connections and students from Loyola University through dialogue and creative projects. The workshop included art-making and collaborative activities between participants to illicit a kinship across generations.
Curator for Installation Projects for FIGMENT Chicago. Responsible for securing projects, review, or proposals, and artists laison throughout the curatorial process.
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend this summer, it transforms the Northwest Side park in Chicago into a large-scale collaborative artwork—and then it’s gone.
Family and Community Programs
Working with the Family and Community Programs within the Art Institute of Chicago's education department to support the public programs and public spaces for families and communities in the Ryan Education Center.
Responsibilities focused on facilitating the family experience at the museum and included implementation of ongoing family programs, drop-in art-making workshops, gallery walks, and pre-school age programs.
Through the museum's community programs, facilitatation of onsite workshops for family-based community groups as well as offsite opportunities collaborating with area cultural organizations.
Working with Teen Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, assisted two teen workshops and co-facilitated a third workshop. Workshops are comprised of a gallery talk and hands-on project work and are based on monthly theme, which included experimental photography in October, and paper printmaking in November.
I co-faciliated the final December workshop which was focused on the creation of a video inspired by the work of artist Steve McQueen.
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