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Dallas, Tx 75215
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Symbols of a Renovated Renaissance

Artivism Residency:

Spring 2021

on ARTIVISM

Artivism to me means sharing from our own unique and diverse experiences the connections we make out of the seemingly unrelated before we take a deeper look together, as artists do.

 

Artivism is using the ability to synthesize out of our own creativity and understanding something that we are able to bring back to our communities that becomes profound - in love, in action, in something that can make a tangible difference.

 

 

Artivism means moving through the chaos, pain, and turmoil and transmuting it into purpose and connection through love, creativity, and determination that is to be felt, shared and received together. 

-Shayla

Youth Mentor

 
 
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A RENAISSANCE

IN 2021

art by ERYN

..previously defined as A rebirth/ revival

NOW DEFINED BY US AS

A wake up call

 

glory

 

a cultural change

Rediscovery

Golden

redefining the human form

color

ACCESSIBILITY

 

escape

A burst of feelings

knowledge

full of ALL HUMAN kind

ART AS ACTIVISM

 
 
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the inaccessibility of rich pigments  & bright colors

in the past, these were symbols of wealth and a way of only supporting the artists/their subjects who could  afford the price tag of luxurious colors.

NONe of that here. 

the canvases

THE RENOVATIONS

Yeah, we used traditional canvases, but we also opted for fabrics, goodwill Frames, cardboard from all those amazon deliveries and PPE Face Shields. You know, Normal Quarantine stuff.

the set

being aware of our environment, we wanted to remain conscience of our set materials. Second hand thrifting and a set designed to shift with every creative Concept was key.

We see you seeing those cars and good! Even though we're isolated, Our Art is not made in a vacuum. We are shifted by the world around us, so we should get to see a bit of that world.

the tattoo parlor, car shops &

barbershops

of South Dallas

Creative Team

*Sasha Maya Ada Davis- Artistic Director & Photographer

 

*Lee George - Artistic Associate & Voiceover Coach

 

Sarah Ayala - Visual Arts Mentor

 

ZoË Kerr - Videographer & editor

Jay Rosen -composer & Audio Engineer

*YsaMar Teurel - Program Manager 

 

 

 

*certified covid compliance officer

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Thank you

 

Sunset Art Studios

 

Jeff colangelo

Abbie Palmgren

 

sheila k. davis

&

Sarah Saldaña and Don Templin

Symbols of a Renovated Renaissance is brought to you by our Artivism Spring Residency ensemble. 

To learn more about Big Thought's Artivism Program, click here.

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