A Study on Courage
A Study on Courage
A Study on Courage was composed of interviews, art workshops, and an exhibition on Courage. Courage is seen in many forms. Often praised for the fireperson rushing into a burning building, courage is so much more than that. That fireperson may see that fire as a job, and may not be intimidated by that. For courage to some is getting out of bed, for others it is speaking in front of a crowd. Courage is standing up to your fears. Courage is being strong in the face of adversity, of injustice. This project honored those moments and the people who experience these moments. Big and small, we are all courageous in our own way.
Eighty interviews were conducted over the course of the year. Each interview was recorded and transcribed, and participant was photographed by Mallory. It was an amazing breadth of life, story, and experience.
Monthly art workshops were held at community centers, coffee shops, and libraries. Each called for participants to engage in the art making experience - how does each person call upon their own courage, what does courage look like? These workshops activated many types of learning styles and interests. It was a gift to have artists host workshops on writing, screen-printing, art therapy, and children's lessons and activities on courage.
The exhibition on Courage featured the work of 30 artists. Each was asked to visually articulate what Courage was to them. The exhibition opening was a wonderful event, welcoming over 500 people to Art In, a gallery space in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Study on Courage opening reception was a great success thanks to the following:
Suzuki Strings of Madison, for playing throughout the reception
Looking House Bakery and Brown Rice and Honey for sharing their delicious food
Drinks from Old Sugar Distillery
Featured Workshop Artist + Educators:
Rita Mae Reese
Leslie Anne Numbers
Lesley Anne Numbers
William Grant Turnbull
Christine Onga Kubisiak Dehlinger
Char Jane DeVos
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