Known for her community-based, participatory work, Heather will be doing several events centered around our region's black community.
If that weren't rad enough, we will also be opening our FIRST OFFICIAL SHOW in our brand new gallery space featuring a series of Heather's drawings called Oracular Rooftops.
We hope you’ll join us!
More info on Heather’s events below.
EDITATHON | February 21st, 6PM-9PM | 304 W. Pacific
This series invites the public in creating, updating, and improving Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of black artists. Participants will be provided with a list of pages to add or edit, which includes local black visual artists. Please BRING A LAPTOP or TABLET to participate. NOTE: You don't have to have experience with Wikipedia editing to participate. RSVP to this event.
THE BLACK LUNCH TABLE: Black Lives Matter recording session | February 23rd, 6PM-8PM | 304 W. Pacific
Imagining the lunch table as a discursive site where social connections are made, organizing is planned, social hierarchies revealed, and power dynamics are played out, this session will offer focused conversations on the divisions and connections that exist within our community, while also laying out new productive relationships to continue the movement for dismantling institutional racism. Dinner will be provided. THIS EVENT HAS A HARD LIMIT. ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY COMING and please RSVP by February 21st. RSVP to this event.
GALLERY OPENING with Heather Hart | February 24th, 6PM-8PM | 304 W. Pacific
Celebrate the opening of Heather’s *show Oracular Rooftops (February 24th-May14th).
Meet the artist while immersing yourself in her beautiful, thought-provoking drawings. Light snacks. No-host bar.
*Heather’s show offers both static and participatory pieces. Each participant brings their frame of reference and ideas to mingle with the environment Heather offers as a catalyst. She believes that people listen better when they are included in the process of discovery. Through play, humor, interaction, and medium, Heather wants to propose a conversation that may continue after the art viewing is finished.
To that end, Heather's drawings will live around a Wikipedia editing station which will literally put the power of authorship into the hands of the visitors. Armed with tutorials or a training session and a customized list of task articles relating to local visual black artists, the visitors will have direct impact on both our region’s historical record and some of the drawings in the Terrain exhibition.