ART :: REFLECTIONS : COLLAGE AND (DE)CONSTRUCTION :: Caits Meissner in Workshop at the Brooklyn Museum
Caits Meissner, always inspiring poet-artist-educator-activist-friend, recently led a collage workshop at the Brooklyn Museum in coordination with the Mickalene Thomas exhibition, Origin of the Universe, [on view through January 20th, 2013]. Here she reflects on her experience as teaching artist in
HO! TRIBE! April 1st brought us poetry month, and on that day of inauguration and celebration many members of this community came together for POTLATCH 2012 to share and co-create. (Photos, updates, and CoCo content to come -- follow link above for gallery). We read, we shared, we sang, we broke bread, we laughed, and we felt -- well, I'll speak for myself -- I felt in my very cells a shift towards what can be possible when a community commits to themselves and each other, and the work we make individually and together. The elation, the purity of relaxation into common purpose, the love and mutual respect has carried on not only from this event but from this week's posts, kicking off Exit Strata's wholehearted effort to serve as a platform for this love-in and value creation via virtual space.
POETRY MONTH 30/30/30: Inspiration, Community, Tradition: Day 4 :: Tishon Woolcock on Orhan Veli Kanik