Tempestt Hazel, core potlucker, received major recognition in Chicago Mag’s 2013 Art’s Power List. From all the Chicago Potluckers, a sincere thank you for your devotion to the strengthening the art community!
With impacts still transpiring, Amy Mooney, core potlucker, shares her reflections in Potluck: Chicago, One Year On as motiroti looks forward to Potluck: London!
Meg Peterson, PLC core member, is the artist-in-residence for the “Twenty One” Collaborative Arts Project!21 Jan
Twenty One is an artistic residency and collaborative experience in a vacant storefront space in downtown Chicago. Throughout the project, the artist-in-residence, Meg Peterson, will host a featured artist from the genres of music, visual arts, dance, performing arts, poetry and theater everyday for 21 days. The artists will contribute in any way they would like in response to a selection of themes chosen by the featured artist. Featured artists will be encouraged to step outside of their norms of creating while exploring this theme throughout their time frame on their allocated day. The project will culminate in an event showcasing each featured artist and the work made by the artist-in-residence during the duration of the project.
We collected and sorted over 100 toys! Martiza, with En Las Tablas, and her teachers are ready to distribute the gifts next weekend after the annual holiday recital. Here is a picture of the happy helpers, rewarded with treats and a little coquito! Potluck would like to offer a sincere thanks to all those who donated time and energy to this year’s toy drive.
COME ONE, COME ALL: Join Potluck:Chicago and En Las Tablas on 12/09/12 from 2:00-4:00pm for a potluck and toy drive “drop off,” where we’ll be sorting gifts (bring a bite to share). For more information contact En Las Tablas Performing Arts 773-805-4325
Today we reflect on the words of Ms Marva Jolly, one of the three story tellers we met last November during our introduction to Dorchester Projects, who generously shared her history and thoughts. The act of sitting cross-legged on the floor at the foot of a woman who refused to “belly-up” to the harsh structures of the time, further exemplifies the significance of listening in every positive practice…..listening: a tool to generate passion.
“Passion is a funny thing…you never know what you are going to do.” – Ms. Marva Jolly