Jan
25
to Jan 31

Hidden In Plain Sight at The Milwaukee Repertory Theater - Stiemke Studio

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

January 25 - January 31, 2016

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Stiemke Studio

108 East Wells St, Milwaukee, WI

 

Opening Reception

January 25, 2016

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Art Talk at 6:15 pm by Kelly Parks Snider.

Panel discussion and performances to follow.

Opening event is free and open to the public.

Opening night features an art talk by the artist and a panel discussion with powerful voices on racial justice and equity: Jacquelyn Boggess of the Center for Family Policy and Practice, David Pate, on faculty at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, community organizer Astar Herndon, and Matthew Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

 Spoken word musician WebsterX and film directors Damian Klaven and Cody LaPlant and neon artist Brad Corso bring their youth vibe to close the evening.

The Hidden in Plain Sight exhibition and performance program is part of a collaboration with the Bronzeville Arts Ensemble and Theatre LILA that includes the premiere of “The Mojo and the Sayso,” a play by Aishah Rahman about how a family deals with the tragedy of a young son killed by a police officer. The play runs in the Stiemke Studio from January 27 through January 31. Information about times and tickets is available at www.bronzevilleartensemble.com or www.theatrelila.com.

Hidden in Plain Sight, which runs through January 31, is open for viewing one hour before each play performance, or by contacting Kelly Parks Snider at 608-576-2847 or kellyparkssnider@gmail.com

 

  

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Feb
1
to Feb 28

The Hidden In Plain Sight runs through month of February 2014 at Gallery 2000, Middleton Wisconsin

Gallery 2000
2100 Bristol Street,
Middleton, WI 53562

Kelly Parks Snider will be available to do gallery scheduled talks and workshops throughout the run of the Exhibition. High School Students will participate in gallery-based workshops facilitated by Kelly Parks Snider. Multiple learning strategies include gallery talk, art-based interactive activities and discussions. The art experiences offers participants the opportunity for integrated learning, critical reflection, and meaningful action. 

Gallery 2000 is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Please email Robin to schedule an appointment 

robinmendelson@yahoo.com

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Feb
1
to Mar 31

All School Artist-in -Residency – Commercial Land - Sauk Prairie School District

Kelly Parks Snider will assist young people throughout the district  (pre-K through high school) in recognizing and resisting media messages that sell an unattainable ideal. Young people will learn to critically examine and de construct their contemporary media based culture. As participants heighten their awareness and become proficient at naming pervasive marketing themes the harmful effects of contemporary media messages come sharply into focus. Engaging art experiences offers participants the opportunity for integrated learning, critical reflection, and creative expression. 

Workshops provide a bridge between school and community empowering young people to gain greater control and influence over their lives, supporting their development into confident, fulfilled and productive leaders. Multiple learning strategies include gallery talk, art-based interactive activities and discussions. The art experiences offers participants the opportunity for integrated learning, critical reflection, and meaningful action.

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Jan
10
to Jan 30

All School Artist -in -Residency – Commercial Land

Kennedy Elementary School
3901 Randolph Rd.
Janesville, WI  53545 

Kelly Parks Snider will assist young people  (pre-K through fifth grade) in recognizing and resisting media messages that sell an unattainable ideal.  Young people will learn to critically examine and de construct their contemporary media based culture. As participants heighten their awareness and become proficient at naming pervasive marketing themes the harmful effects of contemporary media messages come sharply into focus. Engaging art experiences offers participants the opportunity for integrated learning, critical reflection, and creative expression. 

Workshops provide a bridge between school and community empowering young people to gain greater control and influence over their lives, supporting their development into confident, fulfilled and productive leaders.  Children will create commercially free, absolutely educational and cool artwork with these activities: All artwork will be part of an all school Art Exhibition.

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Nov
1
to Dec 1

Madison Christian Community

Madison Christian Community
7118 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53717
November 1, 2014 - December 1, 2014

Discussion Tuesday November 18, 7‐8:30 p.m  MC will host a Community 
Meeting and Discussion the subject of Solitary Confinement in Wisconsin
Prisons. The exhibition will be installed for the month of November as their 
community will focus on Prison system. Hidden In Plain Sight was exhibited at the Madison Christian Community prison event in Madison Wisconsin. Admission:  free.

Audience includes drivers cross-section viewers throughout Madison. Material offerings along 
with reform ideas were provided. Promtion throughout he Madison 
Christian Community mailings and social media networks.

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Oct
2
to Oct 3

2014 Racial Justice Summit

The Racial Justice Summit brings together community stakeholders to work on 
eliminating barriers that foster racism in our community. 

The exhibition, entitled Art and Activism: Hidden in Plain Sight, pairs original 
artwork by Kelly Parks Snider with writings on topics related to human rights, 
environmental justice, income inequality and the abuse of power. The exhibition 
runs both days with an Art Talk and presentation by Kelly at 10:15 - 11:45 
breakout session on October 2, 2014.

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Sep
13
8:30am 8:30am

Fighting BobFest

Art and Activism exhibition premieres at Fighting Bob Fest September 13

Artist Kelly Parks Snider presents an exhibition of art and commentary on Saturday, September 13, as part of Fighting Bob Fest 2014. The exhibition, entitled Art and Activism: Hidden in Plain Sight, pairs original artwork by Parks Snider with writings by respected activists on topics related to human rights, environmental justice, income inequality and the abuse of power. It runs from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the Sauk County Fairgrounds with an Art Talk by the artist at 12:30 pm.

Art and Activism features short essays on the range of social justice topics that the artist interprets in sculpture, collage, tapestry, drawing, painting and other media. The project uses the immediacy of art and compelling observations on current events to present a fresh perspective on issues of urgency.

Contributing writers include Jacquelyn L. Boggess, Lisa Graves, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, David Pate, Matthew Rothschild, Martin Scanlan, Melissa K. Scanlan and Inger L. Stole. Rothschild, Senior Editor of The Progressive, calls the exhibition “innovative and ambitious,” a project where the artist “holds nothing back.”

Parks Snider says she conceived Art and Activism as a way to slow the pace of news and media messages that assault people from all sides. “Words and visuals come together here in surprising ways that I hope spark recognition and sometimes raise a smile,” the Madison-based artist says of the collaborative project. “I invite viewers to draw their own conclusions and walk away inspired to act.” 

Parks Snider is co-founder of Art in Action, Inc., a nonprofit organization that uses art to promote social change. Project Girl (http://www.projectgirl.org) is an example of Art in Action that focuses on youth-led activism around media literacy.

Learn more about the Bob Fest appearance, the exhibition and the artist at http://www.hidden-in-plain-sight.org.

 

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