AUGUST 2017 | SFAI IN THE WORLD NEWS
- Incoming Equal Justice Resident Michelle Angela Ortiz has been named a Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow. From Michelle, “I am so excited and honored to be named a 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow. As part of a two-year grant, my work, along with the other fellows’ work, will encourage people to move beyond awareness and take action on the injustices mass incarceration causes generations of immigrants and people of color in the United States.” Learn more here.
- The Moth Migration Project by Hilary Lorenz. The Moth Migration Project is a crowd-sourced exhibition of hand printed, drawn and cut paper moths. Choosing moths, a nocturnal pollinator, as the vehicle for cross-pollination and international exchange, Lorenz put out a call for participation on social media, inviting people to create paper moths native to their geographic location. Learn more here.
- Incoming Equal Justice Resident Bruce McKaig has been awarded a Mayor’s Individual Artist Grant from the Creative Baltimore Fund. The grant will partly help expand the barter network, mostly will be used to connect unemployed resident with artists, paired up in one-on-one teams to meet, converse, collaborate on making a piece of art/performance. Learn more here.
- SFAI Water Rights partner & mentor Basia Irland in National Geographic Magazine about the largest inland river delta in North America. Basia notes, “I loved working with the Swampy Cree tribe, sitting around the campfire at night discussing scientific wetland data, viewing the amazing northern lights, and being saturated with the sights and sounds of the marsh.” Read the article here.
- Incoming Equal Justice Residents Time in Children’s Arts Initiative, was awarded a grant to expand an arts education program for schools with many students affected by homelessness, domestic violence, or developmental disabilities. Learn more here.
- SFAI Water Rights Residents The River Healers worked with members of the Navajo Nation to document fracking sites in the Greater Chaco Area. The region is known to the Diné (Navajo) as Dinétah, the land of their ancestors. It contains sacred sites and is home of the Bisti Badlands and Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a World Heritage Site. Surveyed sites were at various points of establishment. Some fracking wells were being established while others had already caused explosions, fires, and spills, threatening nearby communities and regional water security. View the full video here.