Waiting Room: Public Workshop
Thursday, 3pm-4:30pm PST
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
The waiting room requires patience. It requires accepting circumstances and conditions beyond our control. It requires sitting, observing, reflecting, anticipating. These moments, when we eagerly await the next step, are also when unexpected creativity might spark.
Join this workshop to find a creative way to express your own waiting room, whatever that may look like. You can paint, draw, collage, write, use found materials, and find your own way to think about this moment and what will happen next. You can share and idea and receive instruction on next steps, or come on to try something completely new.
Works created as part of this workshop will be included in the digital exhibition Waiting Room, featured in the Arts at AJU website.
This exhibition asks to embrace the uncertainties of this moment, and proposes to dwell in the uneasiness of not knowing what will come next. As we collectively find ourselves confounded to a waiting room we did not ask to enter, this exhibition wonders how to re-envision a space for introspection, reflection and preparation for what life could look like on the other end, as we will make our way through the exit. In this waiting room, we can choose to seize the opportunity to re-define how do we share a space, re-create our communication, connections, our daily rituals and our engagement with the world.
Works in the exhibition begin with some of these questions:
1. How do we re-create ritual in the everyday?
2. How do we re-create accepting?
3. How do we re-create our dwelling?
4. How do we re-create learning?
5. How do we re-create giving?
6. How do we re-create caring?
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
Image credit: Martin Lostak, Unsplash
S.P. Harper studied art at American University in Paris, University of Southern (BFA) and ArtCenter. After 12 years in New York, she returned to Los Angeles to teach art. She concentrates on Ecocentric Art and exhibits throughout California. More at spharper.com.