Open Studios with Arts Center 2021 artists-in-residence. Photo by Gregory Gentert.

The Take Care Series
Saturday, October 16

Ayo Jackson, Arts Center Residency 2021. Photo by Gregory Gentert.

Open Studios with Arts Center Residency Artists

Artist Studios, Upper Level 

Visit LMCC's 2021 Arts Center artists-in-residence in their studios at The Arts Center, where they will share current works-in-progress, offer insights on their creative practice and engaging activities for attendees. Session Two residents include: AlchemyverseNoel CabanRaul De LaraRose DeSianoValerie HallierAyo JacksonErin JohnsonKirk MaynardIris McCloughanAzita MoradkhaniNarcissister,  Roxane RevonBuket SavciGabriel G Torresand Nathalie Wuerth.

EcoPrint Horizontal Leaves Layout

Earth Celebrations: Natural Dye & Eco-Printing Workshop

Participatory Workshop, 1pm-4pm
Studio A4, Upper Level

Create colorful prints with natural elements that don’t harm the environment and celebrate nature's abundance of color this fall. Learn the basics of natural dying and eco-printing fabric with natural pigments. Earth Celebrations artist Michele Brody will engage participants to work with silk and natural fabrics to dye and print with natural pigments such as indigo, fall leaves, fruits and flowers. Flowers and leaves are used to create a contact print releasing their shape and natural color into the fabric. 

Please note that capacity for this workshop are very limited and separate RSVP is required. This workshop is now sold out. 

Muna Malik: Blessing of the Boats, photo by David Gonsier

we touched the boat to bless it
A workshop led by Asiya Wadud in conversation with Muna Malik’s Blessing of the Boats

Participatory workshop, 2pm
The Cafe at The Arts Center

Muna Malik’s work invites a series of questions about the kind of future that we desire and what it would take to arrive at that place. Inspired by Muna’s prompt “We have an opportunity to set sail towards a new future—what society would you build and how do we get there?” Asiya Wadud works with participants to respond to these two intertwined questions, weaving them into a collective poem.

Earth Celebrations is a non-profit organizations engaging community through the arts to address and mobilize action of vital environmental issues, urban sustainability and climate solutions.

Asiya Wadud is the author of Crosslight for Youngbird, day pulls down the sky/ a filament in gold leaf (written with Okwui Okpokwasili), Syncope and No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body. Her recent writing appears in e-flux journal, Triple Canopy, BOMB Magazine, Chicago Review, Social Text and elsewhere. Asiya’s work has been supported by the Foundation Jan Michalski, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (River to River: Four Voices 2020; Governors Island Arts Center residency 2019-2020; Process Space 2017), Danspace Project, Brooklyn Poets, Dickinson House, Mount Tremper Arts, and Rosendal Theater (Norway), among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York where she teaches poetry at Saint Ann’s School, Columbia University, and Pacific Northwest College of Art.