art + justice on Economic Equality

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event

Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Heritage Hall Cost: General Admission: $30 Get Tickets: art + justice is a platform for adults to explore the intersection of tactile art-making, thoughtful reflection, and personal enrichment. Through artist-led guided projects audiences unlock their creative potential within themselves, while also enjoying the opportunity to exchange ideas with community towards social justice. art + justice is a hands-on maker space that stimulates creative agency, while providing the mental and emotional space to work through complicated issues around race, gender, identity, and social cohesion. Through art + justice the museum provides a rare creative outlet where audiences can interact with professional artists, experience expert techniques in a variety of art practices, and explore motivations for creating art. Art projects are designed to accommodate all skill levels. Audiences can take home their creations and enjoy light refreshments. Artists + Art Projects: Washington, DC based performance artist Sheldon Scott leads a beginner's level art lesson developing spoken word and performative art around social justice issues around racialized economics. Additionally, Washington, DC textile and mixed media artist, Omolara Williams McCallister leads a beginner’s-level art lesson creating "peace flags" utilizing symbols and graphics from the murals of Resurrection City from the Poor People's Campaign of 1968.

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