An already-powerful partnership shined even more brightly out of the pandemic darkness: Art Club at Solid Ground’s Sand Point Housing.
Produced by Davida Ingram, Public Engagement Programs Manager at The Seattle Public Library, Art Club features a powerhouse team of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) teaching artists who nurture strength and confidence with an incredible group of young residents via multi-media arts and deep dialogue.
“Art Club has shared an important child’s-eye view of the pandemic, a time capsule of this remarkable moment we are in.” ~Davida Ingram, Public Engagement Programs Manager, The Seattle Public Library
“The Library is excited to celebrate our partnership with the inspiring young leaders of Art Club in Sand Point,” Davida says, which “is all about little leaders having timely civic conversation with big people. Art Club has shared an important child’s-eye view of the pandemic, a time capsule of this remarkable moment we are in. They also have helped deepen conversations around the unique role that artists of all ages can play in helping recovery efforts and addressing healing work after a police killing – a sobering backdrop of the pandemic, unfortunately.”
Davida gives a shoutout to the amazing artist partners: “Along with uplifting community, we celebrate our dedicated teaching artists in residence – Dakota Camacho, Jerrell Davis, Momma Nikki, and Romson Regarde Bustillo – and of course the wonderful Solid Ground staff supporting community-centered work grounded in racial justice.”
We can’t wait to see the future brilliance that Art Club’s young leaders will bring to light!
Watch Art Club in action as they interrogate COVID-19.
- Momma Nikki @heymommanikki
Art Club Artists:
- Rell Be Free @rellbefree
- Dakota Camacho @infinitedakota
- C. Davida Ingram @idebelle76
- Romson Regarde Bustillo @romsonbustillo
Youth artwork depicting their questions about COVID-19.
~Click to view as slideshow~
The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Vulcan bring Art Club to life!
Art Club is an ongoing project made possible this year with support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Vulcan, and Solid Ground.
Thanks to this collaboration, The Seattle Public Library and Solid Ground Sand Point Housing staff were able to gather together young residents with BIPOC artists, guest speakers, and community health practitioners from around the city! Art Club helps empower young residents to take leadership roles to develop solutions for and help their own community heal and SHINE with creativity and brilliance!
For more than 15 years, Vulcan has supported our work to solve poverty in a variety of ways. We are so thrilled about their investment in this new and exciting Art Club partnership, which will support our youth and families to heal from trauma and rebuild after a grief-filled year. Thank you!
Want to build a partnership with us? Contact Corporate Engagement Partner Phoenica Zhang at 206.694.6852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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