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In keeping with A.I.R.’s commitment to social activism and community involvement, each A.I.R. Fellowship recipient develops and organizes a public project. The Fellowship Project gives artists the opportunity to engage and serve the public while exploring their own personal interests and concerns.
Below are recent examples of A.I.R. Fellowship Projects:
2010 – 2011 Fellowship Recipients
1. Sam Vernon, “Among Women”
Sam Vernon organized a reading of female poets and authors, held at A.I.R. Gallery. Vernon was responsible for selecting and coordinating the authors, as well as organizing and publicizing the event.
2. Jiyoon Koo, “Boring Stories”
Jiyoon Koo organized a book-binding workshop held at A.I.R. gallery, led by professional book-binder Susan Mills. Koo invited the public to participate, with each participant writing and constructing a short story / small hand-made book. A copy of the stories were then bound together and exhibited in conjunction with Koo’s A.I.R. solo show, “But Nothing Happening.” Koo was responsible for selecting a collaborator / workshop leader, and organizing and publicizing the workshop.
3. Elisabeth Waterston, “On Health And Safety”
Elisabeth Waterston organized a presentation and discussion on the health hazards posed by artists’ materials, as well as on ways artists can be safe in their practice. Waterston enlisted Monona Rossol, an industrial hygienist, author, and public speaker, to lead the discussion. Waterston was responsible for corresponding with her collaborator, Rossol, as well as organizing and publicizing the event.
2009 – 2010 Fellowship Recipients
4. Suzanne Broughel, “White Womanhood and Black History”
Suzanne Broughel organized a panel discussion with female artists/designers whose work touches on race, gender, and social constructs, held at A.I.R. gallery. The evenings’ panelists discussed how they deal with white privilege and male privilege – and the intersection of the two – in their lives and work. Broughel was responsible for selecting and coordinating the panelists, moderating the discussion, and organizing and publicizing the event.
5. Damali Abrams, “Self-Help Book Swap”
Damali Abrams organized an exchange of books and thoughts, held at A.I.R. Gallery. The public was invited to bring in self-help books to swap, addressing and publicizing the ways in which we seek to improve ourselves. Damali was responsible for organizing and publicizing the event.