SBE Board Meeting April 17th

Hey Yall! If you're around tonight I'm having a board meeting for my project The Selected Black Experience Council. I would love to see you there!




April 12-18th , 2017
Corner
2912 N Milwaukee Ave (Storefront) 
Chicago, IL 60618

The Selected Black Experience Council (SBE) is an exclusive organization invested in giving non-blackallies the opportunity to engage in black culture.





SBE Board Meeting
Monday, April 17, 7:15pm

The SBE Board will be meeting on Monday, April 17th to discuss the final criteria on how to award a non-black ally access to the Black race.
This is a big item on our agenda, so we ask that all board members attend.

If you think you have valuable input on whom should or should not be given a black pass we need your attendance is mandatory.
Come in ready to roll up your sleeves for an engaging discussion.
Who, How, Why do you allow a pass? Please come willing to discuss.

In addition to finalizing these criteria we also will be putting the finishing touches on this year's leadership breakfast!

Pins, Photos and Videos... my Conversation w/Lezley Davidson

I was recently interviewed by Artist and Artist consultant Lezley Davidson.  I was really excited when Lezley asked to speak with me because when I was really starting to zero in and focus on my art Lezley's podcast was one of the first podcasts centered around art that I began listening to to me this was a big deal!
In this interview, Lezley and I discuss art (of course!) politics and my new project around Pelle Pelle jackets! It's just a little over an hour so open a new tab on your computer and zone out while you get some work done.

More details here.


Becoming Great

So I realized that I never got a chance to share with you the work I created for an exhibition I participated in a little bit ago. Yikes! My bad... I can't believe I didn't tell you! Are we not homies?!

Anyway, the show was called "In Bringing Forth"  and it was curated by Jen Tremblay at the Hyde Park Art Center.  The exhibition was about artists taking a step back from their everyday studio practice to create new artwork that serves as visual metaphors for the routine of art-making.

Since my medium is predominately photo and video, I created a rockumentary video piece I titled "Becoming Great" showing my art practice as I prepare for an exhibition with Terrain Exhibitions and the Chicago Artist Coalition.

I'm not going to lie, I sort of felt a little silly and narcissistic creating this work, but hey if performative film and photo works that feature me is a part of my practice well then...that's the work.

If you are interested check the video out here: 




Installation View of "Becoming Great" at Hyde Park Art Center

You will have to let me know what you think of this work, to me the work did work to be a marketing piece for myself, showing a behind the scenes life of an artist.. well at least my art you know. You might think of creating an about video of your own work. I think that would be cool, and if you need help. Holler at your girl!

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Steph

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