Upcoming Panel Discussion Event Focuses on Art and Community Connections

A panel discussion on Art Making + Community will be held at CBPA on Wednesday, May 2, 7:00–8:30 p.m. A special event of the Interdisciplinary MFA Thesis Exhibition, the panel discussion has been been organized by one of the exhibiting MFAs from the Book + Paper program, Don Widmer.

The event features local community activists in dialogue on how their different projects utilize art making as a platform for community organization and activation. Participating speakers come from a wide range of art activist practices and collaborations, including Mindy Faber of Open Youth Network; Bryan Saner from Columbia College’s Interdisciplinary Arts Faculty, and former member of the Goat Island Performance Collective; and members of the groups P.E.R.R.O. (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization) and Voice of the City.

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The panel will also feature Professor Amy Mooney from Columbia College’s Department of Art + Design, who was the 2011-2012 Columbia College Critical Encounters Faculty Fellow, and one of the organizers and facilitators of this year’s city-wide Potluck: Chicago project.

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