2022 Convening

March 5, 2022
11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Day of visual and performing arts workshops
12:00 – 1:30 pm; 2:30 – 4:00pm; and 4:30 – 5:30 pm

2022 Convening, March 5, 2022

2022 Convening

Day of visual and performing arts workshops
12:00 – 1:30 pm; 2:30 – 4:00pm; and 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 5, 2022
In-person and virtual workshop sessions available
General Admission $25 per workshop; FWM Members and Students $20 per workshop
All participants who register for more than one workshop will receive a free FWM 2022 Convening tote bag to hand print onsite at Pig Iron!

As a new year begins, The Fabric Workshop and Museum invites you to join us at Pig Iron School (1417 N 2nd St.) for a day of cross disciplinary exchange. Reflect on the past year, the current moment, and the year to come through exploring the themes and processes of our 2021 projects and expanding your practice through workshops and live performance. Attendees can choose from several participatory workshops led by performance artists Colin Gee, Quinn Bauriedel, Indira Allegra, and art therapist Sarah Kodish Eskind.

Throughout the day, enjoy screenprinting your own long-sleeved t-shirt and stop by to meet FWM’s dynamic studio team to learn about FWM’s Artist-in-Residence Jayson Musson’s project His History of Art. Proof of full vaccination and booster will be required upon arrival. All staff and workshop leaders are fully vaccinated and boosted. All participants and workshop staff are required to wear KN95 mask coverings.

Please choose one or more workshops based on your interest and availability. Sign up as soon as possible as limited spots are available!

FWM 2022 Convening Schedule

11:30 am–12:00 pm:    FWM Studio: Imagine an Object, Create a Masterpiece & Live T-Shirt Screenprinting
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:    Session 1 in-person workshops
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:      FWM Studio: Imagine an Object, Create a Masterpiece & Live T-Shirt Screenprinting
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm:      Session 2 in-person workshops
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:      FWM Studio: Imagine an Object, Create a Masterpiece & Live T-Shirt Screenprinting
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm:      Virtual Workshop -Indira Allegra: Wanna Play?

In-person Workshops

Quinn Bauriedel: Mischief, Mayhem, Meticulousness
12:00 – 1:30 pm | Session 1 In-person Workshop
2:30 – 4:00pm | Session 2 In-person Workshop
General Admission $25.00; FWM Members and Students $20.00
10 participant capacity per workshop

Quinn Bauriedel

Performance-making rarely follows a recipe.  And yet artists are constantly inventing new meals in their test kitchens.  This workshop will invite participants to play with theatrical material while questioning an audience’s expectations.  Mischief, mayhem, and meticulousness might be the artistic creator’s terse recipe, asking for a dose of rule breaking and hi jinx, a few teaspoons of outlandishness, wild abandon, and chaos, and no shortage of precision, intentionality, and structure. No experience necessary!  Just come ready to move, to improvise, and to create small amuse bouche sized performances.

Register Session 1 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)
Register Session 2 (2:30 – 4:00 pm)

Colin Gee: Mask, Death, and Circus
12:00 – 1:30 pm | Session 1 In-person Lecture-Demonstration
2:30 – 4:00pm | Session 2 In-person Interactive Workshop
General Admission $25.00; FWM Members $20.00 and Students
10 participant capacity per workshop

Colin Gee in character from solo show DAKOTA. Photo credit: Ethan Levitas

Colin Gee’s involvement will be in two parts: a lecture-demonstration during Session 1 (12:00 – 1:30 pm) and an interactive workshop applying those themes during Session 2 (2:30 – 4:00 pm). The Sessions can be taken independently of each other or in succession. The lecture-demonstration will focus on circus dramaturgy as a way of considering mask theater. He’ll explore how masks sustain an imagined perspective, what limitations are required for that perspective to be believable, the usefulness of failing those limitations, and the consequences of risk. He’ll look at the usefulness of Clown as a way to expose the vulnerability of a perspective, and the usefulness of Mask to shape persona in an age of increased vulnerability. Ideas presented in the lecture-demonstration will be developed through the workshop, with participants being led through techniques of physical performance to explore the limitations of the perspectives those techniques are intended to communicate, drawing from performance forms used in Gee’s own work. The context of these sessions will be the relationship between circus dramaturgy, individual perspective, performed persona, and the dramatization of risk. Since these two sessions are distinct offerings, participants may choose one or both.

Register Session 1 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)
Register Session 2 (2:30 – 4:00 pm)

Sarah Kodish-Eskind: Visualizing Care
12:00 – 1:30 pm | Session 1 In-person Workshop
2:30 – 4:00pm | Session 2 In-person Workshop
General Admission $25.00; FWM Members and Students $20.00
10 participant capacity per workshop

Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño

This one-hour workshop explores themes of discomfort and care within ourselves, with others, and the greater collective through art making. Participants will explore these themes through multiple art processes including plexi-glass portrait tracings, collage, and collaborative screenprinting. No art experience is needed to participate, materials will be provided.

Register Session 1 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)
Register Session 2 (2:30 – 4:00 pm)

Virtual Workshop

Indira Allegra: Wanna Play?
General Admission $15.00; FWM Members and Students $10.00
4:30 – 5:30 pm | Virtual Workshop
Limited to 50 participants

Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel, Corresponding Sites (2020)

How do you know an art material wants to work with you? How do you know if a performance partner is consenting to a creative decision? How would you sense if a site or space is open to your idea? Beyond the ability to do whatever one wants, exists a wealth of relationship. In Wanna Play? participants will be invited to move through a series of solo and group exercises to hone their sensitivity about the boundaries offered up by materials, people and sites and articulate personal boundaries they have with each of these kinds of creative co-conspirators. Participants will come away with practical, somatic-based tools to assist them in identifying permissions present to proceed or when to let the notion for a creative idea go. No materials necessary!
Open to artists of all kinds – Participants have the option to join virtually from your home or join an in-person virtual live stream from Pig Iron School (limited to 20 people). When you register please choose your preferred option.  A zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.

Register

 

Open to all registered workshop participants

FWM Studio: Imagine an Object, Create a Masterpiece & Live T-Shirt Screenprinting
11:30 am – 12:00 pm; 1:30 – 2:30 pm; 4:00 – 4:30 pm | Free and open to all workshop participants

Stop by to meet FWM’s dynamic studio team, before or after your workshop, to learn about FWM’s Artist-in-Residence Jayson Musson’s project His History of Art, a six-episode satirical art history series opening July 22, 2022. The studio team will ask participants to take part in an artmaking activity to help create an object inspired by a mash up of historical art references.  You never know— your object might become part of the set!  All materials, source imagery, and prompts will be provided to help participants create a new masterpiece and screenprint your own long-sleeved t-shirt with FWM Staff to commemorate the day!

Event Information

March 5, 2022
11:30 am to 5:30 pm

2022 Convening
Pig Iron School
1417 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Reach out to [email protected] with any questions!


About the Participants

Workshop Leader BIOS

 

Sarah Kodish-Eskind

Photo courtesy of the artist, Sarah Kodish-Eskind
Sarah MA, ATR (she/they), Registered Art Therapist, LPC works as an art therapist in Philadelphia. They believe in relational work, authenticity, and collective liberation in both their personal and professional life. They earned their MA in Art Therapy and Counseling at Drexel University and hold a BFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Pre-pandemic, Sarah hosted Make Night, free and open access community gatherings supporting creative practice and connection. They have worked as an arts education advocate for Philadelphia public schools and developed events supporting local emerging artists. They currently offer individual therapy, developing workshops for creative based self-reflection, and enjoy their own art practice.

Quinn Bauriedel

Photo credit John Hawthorne
Quinn is a co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company. Since 1995, Quinn has been one of the leading artists with the company, co-creating many of the company’s 30+ original works of theatre and touring them to venues and festivals in Brazil, Germany, Scotland, England, Romania, Poland, Peru, Italy, Ukraine, Lithuania and Ireland, among others. Additionally, Quinn and Pig Iron regularly present their work in New York City and have toured throughout the States including engagements in San Francisco, Washington, DC, Princeton, Providence, Cambridge, Atlanta, Tampa, Logan (Utah), among others. He has directed, designed and performed with the company since its inception. https://pigironschool.org

Colin Gee

Photo credit Ethan Levitas
Born in California and trained as an actor at the Dell’ Arte School of Physical Theater (1991-1992) and the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris (1994 – 1996), Colin Gee has received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2019), Rome Prize (2012), was the founding Whitney Live artist-in-residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and was the 2009 visiting artist-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine. He performed as a clown in the Cirque du Soleil production Dralion (2001-’04), and has created works for film, performance and opera since 2002. http://www.colingee.com/about

Indira Allegra

Photo courtesy of the artist, Indira Allegra
Indira Allegra is deeply informed by interiority, animism and the ritual, relational and performative aspects of weaving. As a conceptual artist and recognized leader in the field of performative craft, they take weaving off the loom and use it as a framework to explore interlocking tensions which haunt non-human and human relationships. Allegra’s performances and installations explore the poetics of sites and objects, revealing what they might be memorials to. It is their combination of past experiences as a sign language interpreter, domestic violence counselor, sex worker and union organizer which affords them the courage to work with grief, longing and desire for correspondence. https://www.indiraallegra.com/about

Support

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Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: Blood Moon and Jayson Musson: His History of Art are supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This project is also supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts.