5th SESSION: Art and Community Empowerment with Adjani Okpu-Egbe

From June 26, 2019 7:00 pm until June 26, 2019 9:00 pm
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Stony Point Center Artist-in-residence Adjani Okpu-Egbe is offering a Wednesday evening course in Art and Community Empowerment, open to SPC guests, neighbors and friends. Each session will include theoretical discussion about art and social change grounded in Adjani's experience in the Afrosurreal Expressionist artistic movement, followed by a painting session. The course is open to everyone, regardless of any experience in art or painting!

During the six Wednesday evenings (7-9pm), through July 3, Adjani will cover themes such as how to derive inspiration to make art, interpreting art, the role of art in social justice activism, art and war, murals, and art and community empowerment. After discussion of a theme, there will be a hour for participants to paint during each class.

The theme for this week's class will be "Art, War and Nonviolent Activism." See below for the full course schedule.

Each session will include a summary of the material covered previously. It is not necessary to attend all sessions, but it is encouraged!

A sliding scale of $5-$20 per session is requested to help cover the cost of materials. In order to know how many materials to prepare, please register for the class online: www.stonypointcenter.org/art-community

If you have any questions, please email Adjani at adjani@yahoo.com

We hope you can join us to hear from and work with this inspiring, creative voice for art and justice!

About the Artist:

Recently featured in the prestigious 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Manhattan, Adjani is a distinctive voice amongst a new generation of African-born artists. His evocative “Afro Expressionist” style mixes oil paints with found elements to portray at once the every-day human and the mythical levels of political struggles. Examples of his art are hanging in the main hallway of Evergreen building at Stony Point Center -- come take a look! Read Adjani's full bio at https://stonypointcenter.org/art-space/current-artist-in-residence

Course Schedule:

May 29 — Intro to Adjani and Afrosurreal Expressionism

June 5 — Art History and Inspiration for Creating Art

June 12 — Interpreting Art

June 19 — Art, War and Violence (including a commemoration of Juneteenth)

June 26 — Art, War and Nonviolent Activism

July 3 — Art and Community Empowerment