Prophetic Activist Art Class

Date:
March 24, 2021 - April 21, 2021
Location:
24353 Redwood Highway
Kern, OR 97531,

Description

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The course draws on IHRAF Founding Executive Director Tom Block's nearly three decades as an activist-artist, and his manifesto/handbook, Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution. The workshop introduces artists to the specific ideas of the art-activism model.

Online class: REGISTER HERE

Every Wednesday, from March 24 – April 21

8 pm EST (5 pm PT)

The workshop includes discussions on

  • Harnessing political, business and social energy

  • Partnering with nonprofit groups

  • Making liaisons with non-art activists

  • Utilizing innovative and unusual exhibition and outreach methods

  • Building a project from inception through completion

  • Imagining and attaining quantifiable activist goals

The course will build on itself over the five weeks, and we ask that participants commit to joining for all five weeks. Participants will receive a copy of Tom Block's book for their ongoing reference and personal library. 

Please reach out to us if this price or the course is prohibitive for you. For information, call (541) 659-3858 or email guild@southernoregonguild.org

About the book

Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution grows out of Tom Block's 20+ year history as an activist artist, writer and art producer. It outlines a specific model of using art to spur social transformation, as an extension of both artistic and spiritual practice. It develops a model which can be implemented by artists working in any media. Prophetic Activist Art brings together medieval conceptions of prophecy, art's historic purpose to raise the human gaze toward the ineffable, and the contemporary "cult of the individual," to propose a mysticism of action, with art as the regenerating force.