Individuals and groups who feel unheard, misunderstood, marginalized and invisible are invited to GATHER and COLLABORATE on art installations that amplify their voices and real-life experiences as part of the RE-WIRED PROJECT, a public art exhibition initiated by fashion designer and School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor Anke Loh, in collaboration with Access Living and PO Box / Facility in Rogers Park.
Loh is holding six OPEN-CALL community workshops in the next three months with PO Box in Rogers Park and Access Living.
"Whether queer, indigenous, immigrant, refugee, a senior citizen or a person with a disability, all of us are connected by our shared humanity. This truth is too often mired by conflict, inequality, greed, misunderstanding and a lack of empathy," says Loh. 'YOU CAN CREATE ART BY SHAPING OBJECTS AND WORDS OUT OF WIRE FOR THIS PUBLIC ART PROJECT. THIS IS A CHANCE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF AND HAVE A GREAT TIME DOING IT!"
Participants will use wire to make art and make their voices heard. CCRx is pleased to support RE-WIRED with materials including wire and artificial flowers. Your art will become part of a larger public art installation that will be shown at Facility this fall.
Saturday, April 23, 11 am - 2 pm Saturday, May 21, 11 am - 1:30 pm Saturday, June 18, 11 am - 2 pm
"The role of CRAFT & MAKING—to facilitate communication and HUMANIZE THE OTHER—is at the heart of THE RE-WIRED PROJECT, an ART INSTALLATION that will be displayed in a gallery exhibition at FACILITY from September–November 2022, http://facilitychicago.org.
Masks and social distancing will be practiced during the workshops.
Read more at: http://ankeloh.net/2022/01/open-call-re-wired/#