“Drawing Together” version 2.0 is a series of monthly workshops of drawing and conversation with the goal of promoting art as a healthful addition to anyone’s life. These events are designed for non-artists, but all are welcome (kids, parents, adults, seniors, non-profit professionals, just to name a few). Materials are provided. All that participants need to bring is their interest in learning something new.
Oct. 24 – 4:00-5:00 pm at the Pasadena Central Library, Speaker: Brian Biery, Artist and Community Builder
Nov. 14 – 4:00-5:00 pm at the Pasadena Central Library, Speaker: Estrella Corral, Social Worker with incarcerated youth
Dec. 19 – ;4:00-5:00 pm at the Pasadena Central Library, Speaker: Katy Robinson parent, feminist geographer, and co-founder of PHASIC House of Art and Science in California.
Jan. 23 – 4:00-5:00 pm at the Pasadena Central Library, Speaker: Kelly Wood, Founder of SCHOOL Yoga Program
History of the Project:
“Drawing Together” is a community-oriented and process-based coalition building project with advocacy as it’s goal with conversations around how art contributes to a culture of health in the city.
From September 2017-April 2018 a series of conversations were held to engage community about the relationship of art and health, and drawing activities will be offered at each workshop. The final presentation of the first 9-months worth of workshops will take place on May 4, 2018 at the Armory Center for the Arts, and includes a selection of participants’ drawings that have been collected through the process, along with didactics about the relevant topics. The public is invited to discuss the intersection of art and health through structured meetings with the intention of convening a group of people interested in advocating for the health benefits of including art in the community. This framework aims to advocate for more art activation in under-served communities utilizing new formats of art.
This project is produced by artist Jamie Crooke Powell.
September 26 – In conversation with Art Historian, Parent, and Nonprofit Administrator, Alli Pultz
October 17 – In conversation with Artist, Allan Nakagawa
November 14 – In conversation with Director of Day One, Christy Zamani
December – No Meeting
January 30 – In conversation with Sarah Eggers, LMFT, ATR, MFA
February 27 – In conversation with Program Director at Trust for Public Land, Tori Kjer
March 27 – In conversation with Artist, Anne Bray
April – No Meeting
May 4 – 6:00-8:00 pm – Culminating Exhibition at Armory Center for the Arts.
This project was made possible in part by a City of Pasadena Individual Artist Grant from 2017-2018.