Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 2–5pm
ADMISSION: Free with advanced RSVP; capacity is limited
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cara Levine: To Survive I Need You to Survive, this workshop was developed as an extension of Levine’s studio practice and is a part of the multidisciplinary artwork This Is Not A Gun (TINAG). In this workshop led by artists Cara Levine and Angela Hennessy, participants will use clay to recreate objects mistaken for guns during police shootings of civilians. The clay objects will become part of the TINAG archive of over 300 objects created by Levine and past workshop participants. Through embodied creative practice, participants will share in discourse on the power of collective making as a means to intervene socially in cycles of violence and injustice. Contributors to the latest edition of the This Is Not A Gun publication will conduct live readings during the workshop.
This event is free and open to all with advanced registration. Capacity is limited. Click below to reserve your space for the workshop, and please review our health and safety guidelines before you arrive.
This Is Not A Gun is a socially engaged artwork that utilizes collective creative activism to open space for healing and cultivate an increased awareness around racial profiling, police brutality, and societal trauma in America. Through workshops, participants use clay torecreate objects that police have mistaken for guns. This Is Not A Gun workshops are hosted by artists, activists, healers, and mindfulness collaborators.
Cara Levine: To Survive I Need You to Survive explores loss, empathy, and equity through sculpture, video, and socially engaged practices. Grappling with some of the most pressing issues of our time, including police brutality, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the California-based artist uses her artistic practice as a means to explore and process grief around personal and collective traumas. The resulting works highlight how creative endeavors can facilitate healing and help mourners find meaning in community with one another. Drawing on Jewish traditions, community practice, and interconnectedness, the exhibition invites visitors to explore installations and sculptural works that plumb the depths of the intimate and universal experiences of grief and regeneration.
Support for Cara Levine: To Survive I Need You To Survive is generously provided by Grants for the Arts.