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Saturday, July 27 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Creative Workshop - Place Based Art

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Creatives and artists are key community members often missing from conversations and collective efforts in the neighborhood. They are critical because they are the ones who discern undercurrents and create commentary on what they intuitively understand or curiously investigate. They are uniquely positioned to communicate with both cognitive and non cognitive means. Brave artists name things that are unseen, but felt, and force us to pay attention. They make us think and feel. 

Imagine what would happen if creatives were invited, empowered and celebrated in our neighborhoods. Let’s talk about place-based art and music!

Artists: what informs our work? What would emerge in our creating if we walk through our neighborhoods, listen to our neighbors, creating in, from, and through our particular place and space? In what ways might we contribute through our creative gifts to the flourishing of our neighborhoods? Bring your experiences and curiosity to the conversation. Let’s inspire and encourage one another in the compelling and vital role as artists in our communities.

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Jonathan Brooks

Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood nieghborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program in theology at Northern Seminary, in cooperation with Trinity Christian College... Read More →
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Sunia Gibbs

Sunia is an artist and faith leader in pursuit of creative innovation that promotes connectivity andbelonging. As an abstract painter and musician, she creates from conversations andexperiences anchored to people and place. A founding pastor with The Groves, she leads asthe visionary... Read More →
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Willow and the Deep

Willow and the Deep is Canadiana husband and wife duo, Leah Cogan and Chris Jackson. Their songs are stories from many cities, of many loves and struggles, that resonate locally in the working and breathing that they undertake each day. As community developers, lovers of their neighborhood... Read More →

Saturday July 27, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
ReImagine Stage

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