The Tool Book Project: Collaborative and Community Engaged Art
October 29 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents The Tool Book Project: Collaborative and Community Engaged Art, a panel featuring Jaimes Mayhew & Lamont Stanley Bryant, Asha Canalos, and Gina Goico, moderated by Sarah G. Sharp.
The Tool Book Project is a semi-annual publication by UMBC visual arts assistant professor Sarah G. Sharp that showcases art, writing, dialogue and critical discourse from an international group of artists and cultural producers. Tool Book is also a platform for sharing resources via curated gallery shows, readings, roundtable discussions, and other public events. Sales from the publication are donated to specific social and environmental justice organizations, providing a mode of direct action for artists and writers to exchange ideas and affect positive social change.
Panelists will discuss projects featured in The Tool Book Project Volume III: Work Book. New York-based Gina Goico will discuss her publicly engaged artwork “Pelliza: Labor and Communities,” which maps the social and emotional effects of global capitalism on culture, community and individual lives. Baltimore-based artist and educator Jaimes Mayhew and community psychology PhD candidate Lamont Stanley Bryant will discuss the confluences of their respective practices and their personal partnership as described in “Interdisciplinary Work in Relationships.” Albuquerque-based Asha Canalos will discuss “A Censorship Timeline: Hey, It’s Another State-sponsored Obfuscation in Cultural Real-Time,” which outlines an ongoing series of events in which zines that address social, health and environmental crises related to fracking in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico were censored by the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Image: Video still, “Pelliza Cotidiana: Mercado Modelo,” 2016, Gina Goico.