collaborative traveling art projects.
This mixed media process-based project involves multiple sets of fifteen artworks traveling to destinations locally and around the globe. Ginger starts the process with a set of works that have one layer of chalk pastel and a few simple collage elements. She sends these pieces to communities around the world. Participants are invited to add something by drawing, painting, stamping or attaching a layer of their own story to the work. When the artworks finally return to Asheville they will be professionally photographed and reproduced as a set of postcards. Each community that participates will receive a set of fifteen postcards, with the simple goal that they will then send the postcards to friends and family - spreading our collective stories even further.
global traveling series.
Our current traveling series (above) has been to Rwanda and is heading to the Zuni nation in New Mexico next….stay tuned!
During 2017-18 we shared a set of works with communities in Cuba, Singapore, and Australia. Layers were added by adults and kiddos from the community of Fieles a Jesus in Matanzas Cuba, middle school students from Singapore and a gathering of young adults at a music festival in Australia.
local traveling series.
talk with our hands.
During the summer of 2018 we held a 4-part series of open discussion forums and community collaborative art making sessions at various locations in Asheville. Each session featured a guest speaker and topics include Racial Equity, LGBTQ Equality, Interfaith Connections, and Immigration Reform. Participants were invited to share, listen and create in a judgement-free zone. The resulting artworks serves as a reminder of how creative activity bridges gaps in experience, knowledge and understanding.
This series is available for purchase as a set of postcards HERE!
All proceeds go to the Grace Eaton Scholarship Fund for Roots + Wings School of Art and Design.
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