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Holding Ground Conference
Sat, April 8, 2017, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Holding Ground exists to nourish and support artist-activists while building connections among us that help sustain our ongoing work as change-makers. In these challenging political times, we are committed to facilitating a space of inclusivity for people of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and religious affiliations.
With our second Holding Ground Conference, we aim to bring together those who identify as artists (of any medium) and whose work is rooted in their commitment to sustainability and local communities. The goal of the conference is to provide attendees with an opportunity to connect with their guiding purpose and gain renewed energy to bring back to their work. By coming together in community, we can find support and inspiration from fellow, similarly-motivated artist-activists. The day's schedule will be as follows:
- 9:30-10:00 -- Coffee and snacks
- 10:00-1:00 -- The Work That Reconnects Workshop led by facilitator Coleen O'Connell.
- 1:00-1:30 -- Lunch
- 1:30-3:00 -- Small group sharing of our projects and offering feedback
- 3:00-5:30 -- Collaborative art project: Stack-Sort-Stretch (Repeat) 2017 - Megan Craig - Participants will be given a set of varied artistic materials and directions for collective engagement. The tasks are designed to foster creative collaboration, problem-solving, and experimental thinking and building. Conceived on the model of rule-based conceptual art, early childhood games, and philosophical thought experiments, "Stack-Sort-Stretch (Repeat)" is an imagination exercise that was developed specifically for Holding Ground in order to facilitate communal experiences of balance, awareness, ephemerality, flexibility, compromise, and support.
Coffee, tea, snacks and lunch will be provided.
We will have a driver at Union Station at 9:30 AM to pick up anyone arriving by train. Please email us if you will need a shuttle pick-up.
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