Saturday 2nd Sep 2017
12 – 5pm
Put on by Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
Storefronts UN[contained] is a new artist in residence program that supports artists of color and aims to create a platform for community dialogue around critical social issues.
CoCA presents an expanded version of their CoCA Lab Artist in Residence Program which directly supports underserved artists with 1-2 month residencies in an 8’x20’ shipping container, as well as financial support. A partnership with Shunpike and 225 Roy LLC, Storefronts UN[contained], will begin in late August and run through December, 2017.
The Storefronts UN[contained] residency program is designed to support 12 socially engaged artists from a variety of disciplines that celebrate cultural diversity to explore themes of racial equity and social justice among others. As an organization that presents contemporary artists, CoCA’s aim is to create a platform that will spark community dialogue around critical social issues of today.
The inaugural list of artists features Anastacia Tolbert’s literary work, Edward Raub’s Native American wood carvings, and Anissa Amalia’s interactive immersive videos which explore cultural identity and politics. CoCA will host the three artists at an event with live music on Saturday, September 2.