Need I Paint More?: An Exploration of Social Justice Through Live Painting
Presented by the Boston Art & Music Soul Fest, Inc.
Social justice art is often described as a wide range of visual and performance art expression that highlights the struggles, cultures and issues affecting a particular individual, group or collective thought. This art is often edgy, bold and thought provoking to raise awareness and create a social consciousness that will hopefully, inspire social change.
While many art lovers visit museums/galleries or lectures to admire this art, they may often wonder what inspired this artist to create the work but lack the opportunity to ask. Rarely are there chances to dialogue with an artist about their creative process and how; many of their inspiring works came to be. Moreover, audiences don’t typically find themselves watching the artist create!
With “Need I Paint More? An Exploration of Social Justice Through Live Painting” we hope to fill that void of the connection with audiences and artists. During this event, audience members will have the opportunity to watch artists create live paintings based on a social justice prompt, by which they can write one question on a index card to ask each artist. After the paintings are completed, a panel discussion will begin where selected questions will be pulled from a shoebox and asked to the artists.
Following the panel discussion, a 30-minute SILENT AUCTION will be open for audience members to purchase the painting. Partial proceeds will provide a wage for artists to support themselves, and support future BAMS Fest programming.
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00 (includes food and beverage).
Ticket proceeds go to support BAMS Fest, Inc’s arts + music educational program “The Prelude”
PROGRAM SCHEDULE (times are subject to change)
6:30PM – 8:00pm: Doors Open: Music + Food + Live Painting
8:05PM – 9:05PM – Panel discussion with interative audience Q&A
9:10PM – 9:30PM – Music + Silent Auction of Paintings (partial proceeds support the artist and BAMS Fest programming)
9:30PM – Wrap Up & Closing
9:45PM – Announcement of silent auction winners
[This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.]
Is there parking? Yes, there is street parking on both Brookside and Washington Streets.
Is the venue MBTA Accessible? Yes, The Space is less than (2) blocks away from the Forest Hills Orange Line “Green Street” T-Shop
Is alcohol allowed at this event? No, this event is all ages. If you are caught with alcohol, you will be asked to leave and no ticket refund will be given.
Can I smoke? You can smoke outside the venue, but are not allowed to smoke inside the venue.