Please join Michelle Angela Ortiz, and Roberta Fallon of the Artblog on a discussion on community, place, and expression. These fundamental elements are integral to Taller’s mission as an arts organization that is grounded in the neighborhoods of North Philadelphia.
The discussions will center on Pérez-Méndez exhibition Quien a buen árbol se arrima …. that was on view through April 1, and Ortiz’s Quizás Mañana that is up through June 3, 2017. Along with the exhibitions, Roberta Fallon, Flora Ward, and Ilana Napoli of the Artblog led the Look/Draw/Write workshops to discuss the themes of shows and create responses from the public. The responses were recorded in poems.
About the presenters:
Roxana Pérez-Méndez is a video performance and installation artist who creates work about the arbitrary nature of contemporary identity through the lens of her own experiences as a Puerto Rican woman.
A first generation Philadelphian, Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, and community arts educator. Her art depicts people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through painting, printmaking, and community arts practices, she creates a safe space for dialogue around some of the most profound issues affecting individuals and communities alike.
Artblog is an independent online publication that fosters dialog and community through commentary and discussion about art and culture. They focus primarily on the Philadelphia region and educate our community about the importance of art to civil society. Artblog raises the profile of marginalized artists—the young, minorities and women—who have been left out of the conversation. They do all this through their online publication and with programs in the community.
There will be closing dance party after.
12 people are attending Community, Place, and Expression