2015 has been a catalytic, inspiration-filled year at Art in Praxis. As nostalgia would have it, I took a walk down Instagram memory lane and tagged a few top #artinpraxis moments this year.
These moments are connected by Art in Praxis' vision of a world where artists dialogue with organizations and communities to provoke new thoughts, perceptions, and unexpressed feelings, cultivating more open and creative places to work and live.
We are grateful for our collaborators, partners and clients and are looking forward to many more moments on the 'gram. Happy New Year!
Director, Art in Praxis
Catalytic Art in Praxis Moments of 2015:
Gorgeous art + delicious coffee/food + inspiring books = the perfect pairings! Potter's House is officially OPEN once again, and we're thrilled to be joining them and @jesssolomon in bringing art to their walls via our #art2biz initiative! On Display: Art/Work through May 31. Pictured: works by @rose_inks + @for_instance #art #community #communityart #artinpraxis #portraits #prints #supportlocal #buylocal #buymoreart #artforall #acreativedc
This year's Social Innovation Festival is off to an incredible start & we couldn't be more excited or energized by the number of changemakers in attendance. Thank you to our speakers Andy Shallal of @busboysandpoets Sachin Malhan of @ashokachangemakers Peter Liu of @deloitte & Adam Segal of @covehq. Performances organized by @jesssolomon of #ArtinPraxis captured values of #dignity #respect #integrity and #equality that mean so much to us as an organization- we can't wait to see what else you have in store! Tune in tomorrow for a design thinking workshop at @impacthubdc! #SocInnFest15 #Changemakers #innovation #socent #socinn #justice #peace #entrepreneurship #spokenword #DCart #DMV #systemreboot #massincarceration #rebuildingreentry #dccommunity #socialchange
So this happened. I was approached by the Washington Post months ago to talk about the nonprofit "scene" in DC. They posted the video and print interview last week. Labeled me an "Activist". Framed my jokes out of context. Posted an unflattering pic. Yadda, Yadda. At first I was disappointed in the product, but after some reflection, I appreciate the lesson and this archive (beautiful video!) Lesson: be clear and own your story. When I agreed to the interview I was in a very different space; I had just jumped into Art in Praxis full-time and was still discovering how I wanted to show up in my work. If I did this interview today, it would be much different. As a matter of fact, I'm going to recreate it. :) #artinpraxis
@washinformer covered last week's #BlackMomsMatter event. So grateful for the opportunity to help design and moderate it. A two hour event is a drop in the bucket but it was a powerful moment to really live "narrative change". I'm excited to see what local solutions sprout from connections made and fortified at the event. #artinpraxis
#lategram The 2015 Works-in-Progress Lab at the @cucalorus Film Festival is a wrap! Deep gratitude to the wildly talented documentary filmmakers and facilitators who made magic over the week. L to r: Anna Lee of @WorkingFilms, Leslie Cunningham, filmmaker, "Jig Show: Leon Claxton's Harlem to Havana", Jackie Olive, WiP Alumna + filmmaker, "Always in Season", Byron Hurt, filmmaker, "Hazing: how badly do you want in?", Omari Fox, Social Justice Facilitator, Ashley Sparks, Social Justice Facilitator, @michaelspremo, filmmaker, "Water Warriors", and me, Works-in-Progress Lab designer and head dishwasher :) (not pictured: filmmaker Deborah Draper, "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" and Margret Byrne, "Raising Bertie".) #artinpraxis