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Family First: Textile Collaging

$10 per participant
  • About This Program

    A textile-based workshop, exploring the bliss and complexities that come from discovering and amplifying one's voice. Participants will create their own 8"x10" mixed-media collage, signifying a story of their own personal identity. Through this experience, true ancestral stories can be told, exhibited and shared between participating families.

    Participants will create and take home their own 8"x10" mixed-media collage. Leaning into the theme of identity and self, it is encouraged that participants tell a story or reveal a certain emotion through their collage. For example, this can be done by using fabric as clothing for painted figures or using the fabric as a base to create a drawn character etc.

    This workshop is a celebration of the exhibition Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun. Participants are encouraged to view the show before or after the workshop as a part of the experience.

    Family First is presented by Novant Health

    Family First is presented by Novant Health

  • About the Instructor

    Jaillin "Ori Jai" Johnson is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in mixed media collage, film photography, fiber works android cinema. In 2019 she graduated at Clark Atlanta University with a BFA concentrated in Design and dual minor in Photography and History. She is currently working as lead editor for The Whitaker Group, as well as a practicing and teaching artist. She has worked, taught workshops and classes at institutions and galleries including The Mint Museum, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum and University of Maryland Fine Arts Center. Her work has been displayed at The Mint Museum, Goodyear Arts, The Light Factory, BlkMrktClt and various local galleries.

    Follow the instructor @ori.jai.

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