by Tina LaPadula, Arts Education Project Manager and Jenny Ku, King Street Station Programming Lead
The Creative Advantage and Public Art teams in the ARTS office, joined forces with curators and artists Anouk Rawkson, Jordan Christianson, and other IMMINENT MODE: US artists to host a special all-ages workshop centered on the immersive exhibition that pairs-built environments with one-of-a-kind fashion on view at ARTS at King Street Station.
The event held on December 3 was a rousing multi-generational success. The gallery was full of participants who explored the exhibition and engaged in hands-on activities led by some of the featured exhibition artists.
The workshop titled Who Are You? encouraged identity reflection through writing prompts, button-making, and a coloring book related to the exhibition. The coloring book includes a blank mannequin that gallery viewers can use to create their own looks based on inspiration from the show or their own identities and interests. More than 30 participants ranging from preschoolers to grandparents in their late 70’s explored the exhibition, enjoyed cookies, created works in the coloring books, and commented on each other’s sketches and color choices. A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend.
Visitors can download a pdf of the coloring book to print and color at their convenience. There are also coloring books in the gallery. Visitors are welcome to come by anytime during gallery hours to pick one up and have a coloring session in ARTS at King Street Station after experiencing the exhibition!
IMMINENT MODE: US is on view through January 5. Please join us for our exhibition closing event on Thursday, January 5, 2023.