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How I know what I know about social practice.

I’m collaborating on a participatory project and advising a social practice grad student right now. It’s made me think about how I know what I know, and why I approach and shape projects the way I do. 849 more words

Values

Plein Air

Lately I’ve been trying out plein air painting–French for painting outdoors.  I crave the immediacy, openness and energy after the more controlled setting of my studio.  768 more words

Visitors

#FreeListening

Art in the time of awfulness.

Greetings to you.

I wanted to share with you a social practice work title #FreeListening, that launched over Memorial Day Weekend with the annual… 525 more words

Art

Mini Lessons

High school art students were paired with local artists and designers who introduced themselves answered creative-career related questions, and  taught a mini lesson to teach some of their skills and thoughts. 21 more words

See: Mel Chin @ Queens Museum / Read: On Chin's Prefigurative Politics

I’ve been a fan of Mel Chin’s art since I learned of the Fundred dollar bill project (inviting students to color in bills, collecting them, and presenting them to Congress to request funds to fix local environmental injustices). 302 more words

Sights

The Top 10 Most Pioneering Art/Sustainability Initiatives in Thailand

Though metropolitan Bangkok is rapidly pumping out new malls and hotels across its territory, nature conservation organizations and artists have a history of standing together in safeguarding green spaces. 1,769 more words

Karon Davis

b. 1972

Karon Davis is a sculptor, installation, and video artist.  She serves as president of the Underground Museum, which she co-founded in 2012 with her late husband, artist Noah Davis.  401 more words