Commune-ique is another ARTivention project that has taken place over the past year and incorporates hand felted wool made from communities around the United States. The portable kiosk structure will host on-site art making workshops throughout June and July in various Chicago parks and will then travel to other parts of the country for additional workshops. Developed in collaboration with Arizona State University, Roosevelt University and School of the Art Institute students, this project encompasses communal diversity, inclusivity and individuality. ARTivention would like to thank the following people for their contributions in making this project a reality: Judy Newland, Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology at ASU, Heather Lineberry, Senior Curator of the ASU Art Museum, Jim Elniski, Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute, the Tribune-McCormick Foundation, Pamela Roberts from the Mansfield Institute of Social Justice and Transformation at Roosevelt University, Studio Chicago and especially the dedicated assistant, Noel Morical for many long hours spent deliberating and executing compositional elements and construction.
To participate in an event, visit Commune-ique at the following times and locations:
- June 23rd, 1-4pm north of the Filed Museum in Grant Park.
- June 30, 1-4pm at Lincoln Park near the zoo.
- July 7, 1-4pm at Humboldt Park near the lagoon.
- July 14, 1-4pm at Jackson Park just west of the beach.
For details, visit More Project Info link to the right.