Although we weren't able to celebrate the culmination of these residencies due to COVID-19, we look forward to continuing our partnership with the artists and their residency students. Read more about the resident artists in our bios webpage here.
Sipping Tea: A Wellness Conversation with Chester with Misty Sol
Through a series of curated art-based conversations (tea parties), Misty invited the community into a conversation about plant-based wellness, self-care, and Black culture. These tea parties tookk the form of workshops, performances, food prep demonstrations, panel discussion and art shows.
Beyond Self Care: Environmental Racism and Broken Food Systems in Our Communities
Sipping Tea with Misty Sol will culminate in an art show and panel discussion on a date that is to be determined. More information on how you can get involved will be shared soon.
Questions? Contact Misty Sol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Abstract Kings Art & Mural Workshop with Kenneth Hunt and Damien Parson
The initiative of this workshop is to help students develop and create emotional based abstract art. The clas consisted of many levels of the creative process from thinking, to sketching, to painting and finally the creation of a mural that will be displayed around our community to uplift the environment.
This was an 8-week residency with workshops held every Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Chester Made Makerspace, 511 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA. Details about a final event hopefully coming soon!
Questions? Please contact Kenneth Hunt at email@example.com.
Stand Tall: Stilt Walking Training Camp with Sistah Mafalda
Mafalda's two month Chester Made residency was an intense Stilt Walking training camp and #Standtall movement, for youth ages 9 years and older. Students learned the African tradition of telling stories through stilt walking and were preparing for a theatrical stilt performance with live drumming, traditional costumes and props at a public culminating event.
Workshops were held every Saturday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Chester Made Makerspace, 511 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA. Details about a final event hopefully coming soon!
Questions? Contact Sistah Mafalda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for Chester Made provided by Spring Point Partners.
Face to Face with Marcy Morris
“Portrait Conversations” are artful conversations and observations in the way we view each other culturally, professionally and socially. This residency started with face-to-face interviews with leaders and mentors of Chester followed by live portrait drawing by Marcy Morris. Middle school students from the Chester Community Charter School then draw inspiration from these leaders/portraits to create works of their own to be displayed at a culminating exhibition and reception.
After school workshops were held on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Chester Community Charter School. Details about a final event hopefully coming soon!
Questions? Please contact Marcy Morris at email@example.com