Shifting Ground sculpture workshop connects immigrant communities with visiting artists

Shifting Ground sculpture workshop connects immigrant communities with visiting artists



the shifting ground project is designed as a social outreach project and way to engage community that might not normally have the experience of working with the arts especially maybe with ceramics so this way we are developing the storytelling idea of the individual as well as giving them hands-on express themselves in the recreation working with working with clay it's been a really wonderful joint effort of many many different community artists here in Cedar Rapids and our visiting artists Paolo and Antonio from Portugal working all together to really help engage this group of Hispanic youth we built a shark weebles the idea of a soccer goal we were working with a lot of hands on clean materials so we were rolling coils pinching clay and making some pretty big objects that will then be on display in the twenty-seventh I'm on the exhibition this is our first work outside Portugal we are doing this work here in Cedar Rapids and the idea is to to take the same idea and develop another like another branch of the same idea in Portugal so we are going to we are working now with immigrants and second-generation immigrants and in Portugal we are going to be the same kind of aweful of population the same kind a similar community and the idea is to make society think about what arts can make to help to be useful and that at the same time significant helping the integration of the communities with their own cultures making them show their creativity making them show work their work their way of thinking and telling the others that they can be data right there are correct creative but they can be further productive so that states our our idea right the objects are being developed by them we are giving them legal orientations in kind of ideas kind of sometimes techniques also and and giving them more think more openness to their minds warnings what

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