Visual Art

My art crosses boundaries from installations and performance arts to documentary to poetry. My work responds to issues of human rights, police brutality, embodiment (art healing), health disparities, biomedicine, medical deportation, climate change...
Last Updated: March 8, 2017
Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC), a program of the College for Creative Studies’ (CCS) Community Arts Partnerships (CAP), supports the creative youth development of its high school age population by linking their interest in art to community...
Last Updated: April 4, 2017
Indy East Art Peace aims to use community engagement and creative placemaking to positively impact public safety on Indianapolis' Near Eastside, specifically, the Rural Street corridor between 16th St. and E. Washington St. The partners in the...
Last Updated: May 24, 2017
Founded in 2016, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is a critical education program that fosters participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. We bring together artist-mentors, local youth, and...
Last Updated: July 21, 2017
Sara Trail dedicates her art practice to social justice reform and created SJSA in efforts to engage students and activists across the United States who share a common vision of equity and justice. She uses art as a vehicle for motivation and...
Last Updated: July 21, 2017
The success of my community murals and creative placemaking partnerships occur when exploring new artistic strategies through community dialogue, social activism, and partnerships with outside agencies such as: city/county cultural facilities, non...
Last Updated: July 22, 2017
Artist Carrie Boucher believes that creative making is an essential part of human expression and through her current work she explores the fundamental questions around who has access to art programming, and why disparities exist. In her current work...
Last Updated: August 21, 2017
Our mission is rooted in the belief that art-making, as a form of human expression, is for ALL people and that all people should have access to resources enabling them to participate in the experience of making art. It is our intention to help those...
Last Updated: August 21, 2017
Our vision is to transform a set of Pittsburgh city steps -- at the gateway to Stanton Heights as you enter it from Lawrenceville -- into a magnificent mosaic work of public art. Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin has designed a whimsical, humorous,...
Last Updated: August 21, 2017
At the intersection of art and social impact, Halcyon Arts Lab is a nine-month fellowship which supports emerging artists with bold ideas of how art and creativity can be forces for social change. Socially-engaged artists across many disciplines can...
Last Updated: September 9, 2017
Last Updated: September 9, 2017
In a world of uncertainty and uneasy policies, laws, regulations, biases, stereotypes, assumptions, and prejudices what are we to do?  In a world full of isms: racism, sexism, ableism, classism and so much more, what are we to do? The Social Justice...
Last Updated: September 12, 2017
Welcome to Camp America is a conceptual documentary photo book and touring exhibition combining vivid, unexpected imagery, original government documents and first-person texts to convey the absurdity and disorientation of Guantánamo Bay, America's...
Last Updated: December 1, 2017
Denise R. Duarte is a multi-disciplinary/socially-engaged artist and a Community Development Consultant with D’Arte Designs, LLC.  She received her Master of Fine Art in Community Art from the Maryland Institute of Art (MICA). Her current artwork...
Last Updated: December 15, 2017

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