Building Resilience by Building Community Workshop – Recording
What role do our communities play during unexpected change? How can we collectively build resilience by coming together as creatives? During this hour-long workshop, artist and educator Shantell Jackson will discuss how embracing community can play a central role in the stability and well-being of artists. Join us to learn about how creativity can by synonymous with resilience.
This program is presented in partnership with CERF+ and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
About Shantell Jackson
Multimedia Visual Artist Shantell Jackson has spent the last 14 years in the Pacific Northwest, by way of Buffalo, NY, where she was raised. Shantel began doing acrylic paintings 7 years ago and has been creating and exploring ever since. Her works include acrylic abstract paintings, ink drawings, digital illustration, a recent exploration of printmaking, watercolors, and hand lettering. Her hope is that while her work may not be for everyone that someone connects with a piece on a deep and almost spiritual level.
Shantell also writes and performs original poetry at local spoken word events. Recently she has started focusing her creative process in electronic music. She hopes to take all her disciplines to create installations and performance art pieces that explore the human condition contemporarily and historically, in order to create dialogue across difference, that will build bridges and forge acceptance, and healing. Most recently, Shantell took part in painting a public “Black Lives Matter” mural in downtown Spokane at 244 West Main Ave., along with 16 other local artists of color.
About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in individual artists through grant programs and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at artisttrust.org.