Title: Hand-Crafted Memory Books with BAC Artist-in-Residence Jennella Young
Date & Time: At ARToberFest, Saturday, October 8, 2023 12PM – 3PM
The goal of the workshop will be to create a space for participants to explore and share the stories, recipes, and memories that make us feel most like home. These memories and sentiments will be written and drawn into handmade books which we will create during the workshop.
Jennella Young is a painter, photographer, mixed media and book artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is deeply committed to educational equity and embedding arts, cultural, and community knowledge into the everyday experiences of the young people she works with.
The main subject of Young’s current work is portraiture – primarily of Black and Brown women from archival photos. Painting images of women found throughout time allows her to create a meditative space and portal to bring these women’s forgotten or dismissed stories back into our plane of existence. Young’s art-making process consists of watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastel, bookmaking, and journaling.
This event is a Fall Multidisciplinary Residency Community Program. As part of a residency at BAC, we ask each artist to build and facilitate a Community Program. Community Programs are a unique opportunity for both artists-in-residence and our local community to gather, engage, and be in conversation with one another through art. Community Programs are free engagements open to the public and/or in collaboration with a local community partner.