These creative thinkers and doers inspire our thinking and doing at the Arts Center. We happily share their work with you.
October 29–November 19
Join TimeSlips, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit founded by Anne Basting, in its Creative Care Fall Festival. Artists from Wisconsin and elsewhere will share how they engaged elders in creative activities—homemade zines and “engagement parties” for friends and family of those living with dementia—during this time of quarantine. Learn more about and register for this innovative happening hosted by a longtime JMKAC collaborator, one of the founders of SPARK!, a culture program for adults with memory loss and their caregivers.
In early September, families staying at Safe Harbor and Bridgeway in Sheboygan received delicious, nutritious lunches prepared in JMKAC’s CAFE and delivered by its chefs. “We were looking for different ways to offer up care in our community,” says Lindsay Gilman, CAFE chef, who delivered the food to Safe Harbor. The lunches—shredded beef served over jasmine rice, falafel wraps, and house-made mac-and-cheese—drew raves from residents. “The lunches brought many smiles to many faces,” said a manager at Safe Harbor.
You, too, can show care for the community through the gift of food. Visit the Sheboygan Food Bank’s website for ideas.
New York City public art projects have featured the work of Between You and Me artists Chloë Bass (above, left) and Christine Wong Yap (right) in recent months. Wong Yap’s digital public-service announcement supporting essential workers appeared on a billboard in Times Square. Bass’s work is part of “Art on the Grid,” an exhibition that shows 50 artists’ responses to Covid-19 at 500 bus shelters and kiosks in New York City. These artists and others create care in communities—all over the country.
JMKAC Artist-in-Residence Jessica Sabogal created Uplift the Sacredness of All Black Life in response to calls for racial justice and equity sparked when Minneapolis police officers murdered George Floyd this past spring. Posters and postcards will be available for pickup in the SOCIAL Studio at JMKAC. You can also download and print a poster or postcard. Share it in the community as a reminder of past and present struggles—and to create the change we seek.