Creative Activism: Past, Present & Future, with Daniela Molnar
Creative Activism Workshop with Daniela Molnar in Partnership with Caldera Arts Center
Caldera Arts Center, 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759
This workshop starts with an inspiring, multi-disciplinary, global tour through historical approaches that artists and designers have used to confront social/political/cultural/ecological crises. Participants will then look at ways that contemporary artists are merging art and activism. The workshop will conclude with time to reflect on and discuss what it might look like for participants to engage with activism in their own creative way. This workshop doesn’t align with any particular political ideology. We will discuss the views of various artists. Please come with an open mind and a willingness to engage with diverse points of view.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Daniela Molnar works in a range of forms including painting, art direction, design, a collaborative poetry/visual art project, and writing. She is a Trip Leader and Vice President of the Board for Signal Fire, an organization that provides opportunities for artists to engage with and defend public wild lands, and Art Editor for The Bear Deluxe Magazine and Leaf Litter, two art and literary publications focused on the intersection of art and environmental issues. Daniela is a full-time Assistant Professor at PNCA. View her work here.
ABOUT THE PARTNER ORGANIZATION:
Caldera Arts Center is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved and marginalized youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities, by blending art and environmental programming to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities. Learn more here.
Art pictured above by Daniela Molnar.