Skill Party! is the result of a series of workshops exploring the space between the artist, teacher, and student, and the interaction between these modes. It is a participatory project in which the process is as much the work as is the outcome.
We are artists learning to become teachers, education researchers, and socially engaged activists working in public schools. Collaboration, participation, and social engagement are core values in guiding our explorations. The work in the show includes collaborative art works, documentation from workshops, individual art work, and classroom work with young students.
Kindred Visions is an exhibition of local artists of color who address similar conceptual, aesthetic, and/or cultural issues in their artistic production. Spanning a range of practice, including documentary photography, sculpture, painting, and installation, Kindred Visions seeks to explore webs of artistic kinship beyond race/ethnicity.
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Pilsen Open Studios Hours:
Saturday October 15, 12 – 8pm
Sunday, October 16, 12 - 6pm
Charcko and Alfredo Arcos, Erik Howard, ManosBuckius Collaborative,
Andres Hernandez, Charles Fairbanks, Wes Wilson, Naomi Martinez, Eric J. Garcia,
Antonio Martinez and Juan Compean, Saul Aguirre, Diana Solis, Nuco,
Daniel Pugh, Cara Levine and Cassie Thornton, Elvia Rodriguez, Eric Warner, Michael Flynn,
Carrie Morris, Paloma Martinez-Cruz, Adrienne Vetter, and Eric Howard/Detroit Inspire
1950 W. 21st Street
Guest Curator: Miguel Cortez from Antena
Opening Friday August 12 from 6pm-10pm
August 12-28, 2011
"If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses."
- Lenny Bruce
Contemporary art is too serious sometimes. This show will focus on the lightheartedness and humor in art. Most of us are part of the system and work 40+ hours a week and by the weekend we just want to unwind and be entertained. Then this show is just for you. These artists use irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm in their work.