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Artists & Community Conversation Series
Made possible by PNC Bank
Big Car is proud to present a virtual conversation series connecting their program and artists with others doing related work in peer cities. These sessions will be co-led by artists in Big Car’s affordable artist housing program, the Artist and Public Life Residency (APLR).
St. Louis on art and gardening and food with Jarrod Dortch, Juan William Chavez of the Northside Workshop and Indianapolis bee sanctuary and and chef and restaurant innovator David Kirkland
this Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm
Facebook link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/936443467207973
Cleveland on literary and performing arts with Uzuri Asad, Daniel Gray-Kontar of Twelve Literary Arts and Raymond Bobgan of Cleveland Public Theatre
Thursday, May 27 at 7 pm
Facebook link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/484879039385043
Cincinnati on art and entrepreneurship with Jarrod Dortch, Allen Woods of Mortar and Cal Cullen of Wavepool
Thursday, July 22 at 7 pm
Facebook link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/470175584216857
Pittsburgh TBD in August
About APLR artist Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch
Jarrod is a Professor of Communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Indiana. He also serves as the owner and operator of Solful Gardens, a local urban agriculture startup specializing in bringing Fresh.Urban.Natural produce to clients’ properties and working with community gardens. He has been affiliated with Big Car as a Community Artist and as Community Gardener at the Tube Factory artspace. He is currently working with Listen Hear and WQRT 99.1 FM. He enjoys bringing together art, education, and gardening to help to enrich the experiences of communities and their denizens.
About APLR artist Uzuri Asad
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Uzuri Asad now lives and works in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Indianapolis as part of Big Car Collaborative’s Artist in Public Life Residency program. She’s a singer, dancer, choreographer, and jewelry-maker. Formally trained in West African dance and contemporary movement, her art is guided by lived experiences and her cultural upbringing. Her style is a unique blend of fluid, free flowing, yet intentional movements. For Asad, dance is a sacred means of individual expression that lives and breathes through her.
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