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ART as ACTIVISM
A MOBILE CLASSROOM
The Art bus is a multi-layered outreach project. It stems from and was born of my thesis ;art is language , a viable form of expression and communication. It is a program created to assist under-served populations to use art as a literacy tool.
I try to locate the bus in an area accessible to shelters that have day closing policies. I supply free journals, sketchbooks, drawing and painting materials as well as clay and ceramic tools . I then offer free lessons in their use. I supply a small amount of food and informational literature for assistance with daily living. (shelter, food pantry , and medical assistance type of info).My hope is to encourage people to create art they can share with friends or sell to the public . I also want to work toward assisting in showing and selling works of art created by shelter residents in local venues. I display my personal poetry and art around the bus as a way to encourage thought, conversation and the development of new avenues of expression for personal voice.
The bus is a future stage for public mobile 3d mapping projection projects. The bus has a generator to support such work. I would like to use it as a mobile installation art venue.