SPECTRUM ARTWORKS – JESS REYES – 4 HOURS
This week I began my week at Spectrum by meeting with Jes and talking about the workshop that I’ll be teaching there in March. We talked about how my time at Spectrum had been going since it’s been a little more than a month since starting there. We were also able to begin brainstorming on what to do for the workshop. Jes got me interested in these ceramic tiles that were found in the building and never were used for anything. I think this will work in well with my own interests, as in my artistic practice I sometimes let found objects work as a prompt for the piece itself. We are also debated pairing up with an artist in the collective who would be interested in this project as well, but this will come together as March gets closer.
The rest of the time at Spectrum was spent helping out the artists and talking about any sort of problems that had been coming up in their lives and in their artistic practice. The environment of Artworks is really welcoming and it still makes me so happy when the artists surprise me with artistic wisdom in conversation. I’m starting to feel the amount of give and take that happens in situations like these, and I really cannot wait to see what happens as I continue my time at Spectrum.