Workshop: Echolocations with Spencer Garland/BRENDA ARTS (3 weeks)
Black art isn’t made in a vacuum. References, aesthetics, and history echo through the works of Black artists as diverse as Jean Michel Basquiat and Kara Walker. In Echolocations we’ll explore these intersections to illuminate how you and your artistic voice mirror those of great Black artists from around the world. We’ll learn about Black artists from The Harlem Renaissance to contemporary Afrofuturism, have conversations about history, art, and politics, then use this discourse to create our own original works of art.
Monday and Weds 2-3:30pm | July 26, 28, Aug 2, 4, 9, 11
Spencer Garland’s style has been described as Afrofutrominimalist. He aims to create new Black narratives, pulling aesthetics from the cultural zeitgeist combining everything from Michel Gondry-esque tactile props, to African American iconography and Japanese street fashion. Spencer Garland is the founder of BRENDA ARTS, a film program geared for BIPOC youth that involves film history, media literacy, and production.
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210