Introductions and Course Structure

How are we engaging the words “art” and “community”?




08.29 Citizen Salon: Art as Oxygen @ Open Grounds, 6-7:30pm

08.30     @ Bridge PAI

Meet with director of the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Alan Goffinski


 Slingshot Art Movement: Youth Open Mic Night @ Monticello HS, 7pm

Charlottesville & the University




        3 things you are proficient in/excited about?

        3 things you want to learn from others? 


Visit Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 

      Additional Resource:

#HoosForDREAMers @12:50pm, Amphitheater




Come with an idea for your daily practice.


Listening Project


Collaboration, Social Co-Operation, Collectivity




Meet with Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Aidyn Mills






     Optional Video Lab

***Imagination Foundation’s inaugural event on Friday, September 29, 2017, 6-8PM. 1740 Broadway St., Charlottesville, VA.***


Video Project

     10.02    NO CLASS
          Video Project

          Liz Lerman’s Critical Response


Artists and Gentrification


          Civic and Community Engagement Gathering at Open Grounds 5-7pm (free dinner)


          “Artists and Gentrification,” Essay in Anne Godwa Nicodemus   


Project Work Session: visit Community Bikes





         Meet with Barbara Brown Wilson, Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning and PHA board member

bell hooks

          Art On My Mind, bell hooks  (1995)
     10.25     Class Cancelled (Optional Talk Below!)

          Dr. bell hooks Talk, Hollins University

  6pm, Richard Wetherill VAC Auditorium


Ways of being “Artist”

Artist residencies / opportunities


     11.06    Site Visit


  Meet with New City Arts Initiative and The Haven to discuss Housing 2 Home project

     11.13    The Magic Circle

All play moves and has its being within a play-ground marked off beforehand either materially or ideally, deliberately or as a matter of course. Just as there is no formal difference between play and ritual, so the ‘consecrated spot’ cannot be formally distinguished from the play-ground. The arena, the card-table, the magic circle, the temple, the stage, the screen, the tennis court, the court of justice, etc, are all in form and function play-grounds, i.e. forbidden spots, isolated, hedged round, hallowed, within which special rules obtain. All are temporary worlds within the ordinary world, dedicated to the performance of an act apart.

~ Johnathan Huizinga

This reading introduces the concept of the magic circle, a boundary of some kind that sets a situation apart from “normal” day to day happenings. Use this reading to help think about how we enter into and exit from “acts apart”. While this reading focuses on games, it can also be useful as a lens for thinking about rituals, art, and other situations that are marked as distinct in some way.

Read about Magic Circles (pdf) by Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman

Think about framing as it applies to the following pieces…

Meet with Ryan about his Woolen Mills photography project

Discuss tech needs for project # 3


11.20    Workshop project No. 3
11.22    No Class – Thanksgiving


11.27     Project No. 3
11.29     Project No. 3    

12.04    Last class reflection
12.13    Final Reflection DUE