CRAFT SOCIAL: CRAFTIVISM
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 – Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
05:30 PM – 08:00 PM
At the Winter Craft Social, join HCCC to explore “craftivism,” inspired by OTRO MUNDO ES POSIBLE (2017), a protest banner on view in HCCC’s Case Study space and part of Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library. Craftivism is a way for artists to use their craft for a greater good. It allows artists to channel their creative energy to make the world a better place and provides an avenue through which they can share their voices and experiences.
At Craft Social, meet Verónica Hernandez, a Protest Banner Lending Library collaborator, and learn how the library creates safe spaces in which communities can work together to address their concerns about current socio-political issues. Take action, and make your own protest sign using a variety of provided materials to create a statement that speaks to your own quest or social cause. Participants will also work together as a group to create a protest banner, based on a local Houston issue, that will be donated to the Protest Banner Lending Library.
Participants in the previous evening’s Protest Banner Workshop will also display their finished banners at this event.
Learn more about Protest Banner Lending Library here.
About Craft Social
Craft Socials are casual, quarterly evening events designed to emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited. Events take place in January, April, July and October. Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm
- Free Hours: Always free!
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Street Parking
- Accessible parking lot is located directly behind the building off Travis and Rosedale.
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