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Mapping Keene: A Community Map-making Project with Artist/ Educator Brad Houk

The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College and The Colonial Theater in downtown Keene are seeking participants for a civic engagement project with Redfern Artist in Residence Brad Houk to create six art maps exploring what is known and valued in the community of Keene. Mapping Keene is a collaborative community arts project that will take place in March/ April 2018, inviting participants from the campus and community to explore and preserve their experiences of the common, the familiar, and the gems of the everyday experience in Keene to generate a greater sense of place, of community, of what makes Keene special.

Six (6) Art maps will be created between March 24- April 22, over the course of four (4) sessions with Brad Houk. Art maps will be displayed to the public at the Redfern between April 25-May 20, 2018 and downtown t the Colonial Corner from May 22- June 10, 2018.

We are looking for 36 participants (ages 12 and up) from Keene State and the Keene community. No art or mapping experience is required and there is no cost to participate! Participants need only be curious, and available to attend four sessions (includes fieldwork, data collection, and map making).

DATES & TIMES: (Please note that all dates and times will be confirmed with participants)

Session 1- March 24, 2018: 12- 4pm (alternate date March 25, 12-4pm)
Session 2- March 31, 2018: 10-6pm
Session 3- April 14, 2018: 10-6pm (alternate date April 15, 10-6pm)
Session 4- April 21, 2018: 10-6pm (alternate date April 22, 10-6pm)
April 23, 2018: 6-8pm (Wrap party, Colonial Theater)
April 24, 2018: 4-6pm (Opening exhibit reception, Redfern Arts Center)


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Questions? Feel free to contact Sharon Fantl, Assistant Director, Redfern Arts Center (sfantl@keene.edu, 603-358-2167) or Vicki Pittman, Director of Education & Community Engagement, Colonial Theater (vicky.pittman@thecolonial.org, 603-357-1233 ext. 109).

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Brad Houk is an educator, counter-cartographer, and artist. He is an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) and teaches a variety of courses in the fields of geography, art, and education, among others. In 2016, Brad Houk was the recipient of CCV's prestigious state-wide Faculty Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. His current research focuses on a variety of mapping and map-making projects which range from creating narrative atlases of local communities to addressing issues of social justice and equity for the purpose of influencing or changing public policy.

Brad Houk Linked-In Page
Redfern Event page/ Brad Houk



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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Anyone aged 12 and up is invited to particpate in Mapping Keene.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Long term parking is available behind the Colonial Theater.

Do I need to bring anything with me?
Your knowledge and experiences are all that are required to participat in Mapping Keene. Plan on wearing weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes for the first couple sessions.

What if I cannot attend all the Mapping Keene sessions?
Participants are strongly encouraged to commit to all four collaborative sessions, but scheduling accommodations are possible if needed and shared ahead of time. Please contact the Mapping Keene organizers with specific questions.

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