Project Resist Fear & The Art of Giving Back

The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for artists who incorporate an element of service in their work, through a specific project or in their concept, practice and/or intent. There is much known about social entrepreneurs, those who bridge business and social enterprise. Where does the role of art and/or the artist fit? While art often reflects social issues, we see a trend that artists are moving towards enacting change with a social consciousness. TAC hopes to facilitate partnerships to build on giving back to the community.

Guest Juror: Kelly Mathews 
The Art of Giving Back will be shown in conjunction with Kelly Mathews' Project- Resist Fear; “a multiphased effort to confront our fears.” In phase 1, Kelly invites the community to write down fears and then walk away. In Phase 2, she “buries” the fears under a thick layer of black wax. She then scrapes back the words “RESIST FEAR” to show a small portion of the writings. As she creates a room full of “Resist Fear” panels, viewers will know that they are not alone in their fight to resist their fears. In phase 3, the panels for sale @ $200/square foot will share a portion of the proceeds to keep “RESIST FEAR” going, while the other portion will go to the charity of the buyers choice…”whatever you choose to help fight your fears.”

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Friday, October 12, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Caren Helene Rudman
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Contact Address: 
1957 Sheridan Road
HIghland Park  Illinois  60035
United States