Spectrum: 3hrs 30min
Intermedia: 2hours 30min
Abby my classmate and fellow Teaching Artist resident had her class today (March 30) at Spectrum ArtWorks. She taught a class on using found objects as an art medium. Abby had found a box of tiles in the studio's storage facility and took it upon herself to have the group create their own interpretations. There were lots of people there I had never met before and the results were amazing; everyone has such an originality inside themselves.
My job that day was simply to help facilitate the activities and help make sure everyone had what they needed. In my spare time I worked on my own tile amongst the group. It felt great to belong to something greater than the self.
Each tile is now on display in the main community room of the Resource building. I think they've found an excellent temporary home.
On March 31st I worked again at Intermedia. The day began the same; I cleaned the floors, wiped the tables, and then I processed rental applications used for the space. Intermedia is an interesting gallery; a large part of their work is to provide space for other organization to house events. The papers I had processed were for the music department of the U of M to hold an open dialogue with the local rapper Brother Ali. It's truly amazing the broad amount of events that run through there.