Topic 7: Peer Support
Teel Montague will describe the T4T program and how it connects with the mission and vision of Imagine Art's Live+Make campus.
We will invite feedback about existing T4T programming (weekly Peer Support Groups and monthly trainings) and criteria for a developing certification program.
Topic 6: Long-Term Care Waiver
Debbie Kizer will explain the future of supported housing at Imagine Art (residential supports) and how it connects to our mission of a Live+Make campus.
We will invite feedback about existing Waiver services and gathers input for future services and program design.
Topic 5: Ministry
Debbie Kizer will explain the mission of Imagine Art, what God is doing here, and how it connects to the program services.
Explore past and existing ministry services (Bible studies, prayer groups, spiritual retreats) and identify need and interest for additional programming.
Topic 2: Studio Re-Design at 1:00 pm
Explore opportunities to re-design the studio services: art direction, classes and access to professional materials.
We are considering options for educational tracks and professional development focused on micro-business and product development.
What materials and equipment do the artists need? What access to space and services are required to develop quality art products for exhibition?
Launch at 11:30 am
Debbie Kizer will explain the series and the importance of your participation.
Topic 1: Studio Services at 1:00 pm
Evaluate art-related services that empower registered artists to make art.
The Goal: Gather information from artists who utilize art-related services so that we can explore program redesign.
Join KMFA for "Coloring & Classical," a free community event for all ages at Imagine Art on Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. during East Austin Studio Tour. There will be coloring sessions, kid-friendly giveaways, and interactive performances from Austin Soundwaves, the Armstrong Community Music School, and more!
Stills from Films is a new concept under the Life Drawing Club. Cecilia Yakin, the director of the program will project and screen short films for the group. After the screening Cecilia will show pre-selected frames from the film. Each scene will be projected for differing amounts of times; For example, a scene could be shown for 3 minutes with the longest scene times lasting up to 15 minutes. During these times artists will draw or sketch the scene that is being projected. Each scene is timed and after the finishing of one scene, we continue to the next scene and so on. After the last scene is drawn, everyone picks their favorite works from the day and places them on the floor to share and compare with the rest of the group. These sessions are fun, respectful, and community-based events with the aim to bring creative communities closer together, to share the knowledge of different mediums of art, and to share creative experiences together.
For the first Stills from Films Cecilia will be screening La Jetée, a 1962 French, Left Bank science fiction featurette by Chris Marker which is composed almost entirely of still images and runs 28 minutes long.
Please join us, and be inspired, by original songs and the stories behind them, with songwriters and performing artists, Kate Kness (you may know her as Katie : ), Phil Montfort, and Teel Montague. With special guests, and songs from the Finders Keepers Project of Teel Montague, grant-funded by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and sponsored by Imagine Art. For more information, please go to finderskeepersaustin.com
Launching This Month! Exciting new program at Imagine Art: Training 4 Transformation
Funded by a grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, we are pioneers in creating Peer Support here in Texas for individuals with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities. This means to those of you who have DD and ID that you will have a community around you who cares to support you as you move toward the life YOU want for YOURSELF! And to those of you who don't, you will become a friend and supporter to those to do, as a Life Coach in development participant. This will be a dynamic, interactive community of artists working in a team to communicate the real issues and the real needs, and to get real stuff accomplished!
Saturday, September 22nd from 1-7pm we will begin. And one Saturday each month until May we will gather to participate in this exciting level one certification program, we call "Adventures of Advocacy". We will have experts in various topics of interest, to participate and be available to answer questions. We will create skits, paintings, mini-books, songs, poems, whatever it takes to BE HEARD! And be prepared for those "Person-Centered Planning Meetings"! You will learn what your rights are, and help blaze a trail for your friends. Get ready to saddle up and join us for this grand adventure! To apply to be a participant, contact Teel Montague at firstname.lastname@example.org
This September 2018 show in Austin, Texas, presents large stylized high-relief champ-levé glyphs of that monumental, complex monolith sculpture, with Braille English/Spanish description of their meaning and Nauahtl name. Animals, the central face, the Days, the Winds are there, while high relief maps and text give context. Fans that blow with the directions of the wind add to the immersive experience when the corresponding symbols are touched, fragrances of chocolate and chile, localized sound, give an immersive experience, in an art gallery with just enough light to keep the sighted safe, encouraging the interaction with the art to be non-visual on purpose.
To continue the sharing of First Nations culture by touch beyond the exhibit itself, an intercultural English and Spanish Braille book also with some Nahuatl words portrays the exhibit pieces in page-size high-relief. Preparation of these materials was done with the participation of visually-impaired artists from the Imagine Art community.
Open to all public, reaching out especially to the blind and visually impaired, this non-profit project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and donors, who are encouraged to purchase art or book pages for donation to Blind and Visually Impaired initiatives in the US, Mexico, Bolivia, and Nepal.
Yama Ploskonka is a maker of quality handmade paper, letterpress printer, cutter of type at Papel Texano in Austin, this being his first solo show in the United States.