Introduction

Art After Work: Hawkins Bolden

Thursday, July 16, 2020
5-6 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Art After Work: Hawkins Bolden

Join Intuit on the third Thursday of the month for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists from the museum’s collections and exhibitions. This month, theater artist Diane Exavier will lead a discussion and facilitate a workshop inspired by artist Hawkins Bolden. In the virtual workshop, participants will use found and discarded objects from our daily lives to create sculptural portraits that activate our senses.

Suggested materials

  • Paper
  • Pen/ pencil
  • Wire hanger
  • Tape
  • String
  • Scissors

Optional materials

  • Cotton balls
  • Paper clips/ binder clips
  • Found objects

Here’s a guide for gathering found objects. In the days leading up to Art After Work,

  • Find 2 objects that recall a memory of TEXTURE
  • Find 2 objects that recall a memory of SCENT
  • Find 2 objects that make a SOUND (as subtle or as loud as you like)
  • Try to collect things of different sizes
  • Look in the recycling bin, the junk drawers or that pile of things in the corner you’ve been meaning to toss!

Art After Work is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We can all be artists! It is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. central.

Two hours before the event, Intuit will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your junk folder; unfortunately, these emails are sent there sometimes.

Art After Work is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.


Meet Diane Exavier

Diane Exavier is a writer, theater-maker and educator who creates performances, public programs and games that invite audiences to participate in a theater that rejects passive reception. With a point of departure located in Caribbean Diaspora, Diane explores what she calls the 4 Ls: love, loss, legacy and land. Intersecting performance and poetry, her work has been presented at Haiti Cultural Exchange, Sibiu’s International Theater Festival in Romania, Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place and more. Her writing appears in The Atlas Review and The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, among other publications. Her play Good Blood received a 2017 Kilroys List Honorable Mention. Her forthcoming book, The Math of Saint Felix, will be published by The 3rd Thing Press in 2021. She lives and works in Brooklyn.