My Brother’s Keeper Creative Workshop: Transforming the Ordinary to Extraordinary

January 24, 2015 - 10:30am
LookOut! Gallery
362 Bogue, Snyder-Phillips Hall, Second Floor
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States

Starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24 in LookOut! Art Gallery, RCAH visiting artists Justin Randolph Thompson and Bradley Dever Treadaway will take MBK participants through a creative process in which ordinary, discarded materials transform into extraordinary products. In particular, participants will experiment with "found objects" within post-industrial, working-class communities and transform them into symbols of sophistication, elegance, and power.

The workshop will begin with a short media presentation from a past exhibition/show with civil rights activist Paul Robeson as the major theme. From there, Justin and Bradley will move students through the current exhibit in the LookOut! Art Gallery, "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics," demonstrating the power of using "found objects" as artistic or creative material. Workshop participants will spend the rest of the time creating their own projects, using a wide variety of found objects commonly found within post-industrial spaces. The major goal of this workshop is for students to produce wearable objects that reflect their own creativity, interest, and passions.