Starting on September 15th and running Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in our new Creative Space at 787 East Washington Blvd. in Pasadena, our Fall Quarter begins with the very popular 21st Century BIPOC Artists workshops. The acronym stands for Black, Indigenous and people of color. Classes will take place in person through December. Please see our website or social media for more information. www.remainderspas.org
All workshops will take place at Remainders Creative Reuse depot and maker space in our new 5,400 square foot space that is 4.5 times larger than the previous one we had on Walnut Street.
Workshops will spotlight an invaluable, yet under represented contribution of women and BIPOC artists in recent history. Each class will highlight one notable artist of African-American, Latinx, Native American, Asian, Eastern European, Afro-Brazilian, American and a variety of other ethnicities. Participants will learn about a different artist at each session and create a work of art in the style of that artist. They will also meet and see the work of the local artist who is teaching and draws inspiration from the featured artist. This hands-on workshop will show how artists of all ages and historically marginalized backgrounds have strong voices in art and art history today and have been and continue to be integral to the institution of art. Despite being engaged with the art world in every way, many women and BIPOC artists have found opposition in the traditional narrative of art history, therefore the underlying purpose of this program is to expand the narrative to show them as significant contributors in art history.
These classes and others like them are made possible by a generous grant from the city of Pasadena and the Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission.