Monday, November 16, 2015

Artist Adjoa Burrowes Conducts Sculpture Workshop

This article appeared in the Critical Conversations on Art Practice, Theory and Research blog that captures the artistic practice and research of students in ARTE 780: Cultural Diversity in Art and Society class at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Collaborative Art Making at VCU

Grad student Anika, created her sculpture from recyclables.
I had a great opportunity to be a visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA this week as a guest in Dr. Pamela Lawton's "Cultural Diversity, Art and Society" class. During the three hour class with graduate and doctoral students, I shared my latest sculptural art form with them through  a visual presentation and invited them to experiment creating a small sculpture from recyclables. The last part of the session was dedicated to collectively creating a cardboard sculpture that was placed on display in the VCU Arts building.

Dr. Pam Lawton working on the collaborative sculpture.
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Ginger's sculpture made from recyclables.
David, a musician and doctoral student at VCU's sculpture.

VCU's graduate and doctoral students at conclusion of workshop.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Turning The Page "Community Nights" at DC Public School Engages Families

"Turning The Page" invited me to engage with families and teachers at an elementary school in SW D.C. as part of their “Community Nights” series that give families a chance to meet an author or illustrator, learn about their writing and art process, and discover what inspired the book. I read to an audience of children, teachers, parents and other family members. Each child walked away that evening with a signed copy of my book, Grandma's Purple Flowers, compliments of TTP. Turning the Page is a non-profit organization that supports DC public schools in Ward 8 to increase their capacity to engage families in their children’s education.
First, third and fourth grade classes made cut-paper portraits of their grandparents inspired by my book  "Grandma's Purple Flowers. Photo by Vvdaul Holloway
Sharing my art process with students, families and
teachers. Photo by Vvdaul Holloway