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.
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.