Connected community is the practice of working to understand the social issues affecting our community, actively promoting awareness of other perspectives, and fostering understanding through the visual arts.
VisArts’ strength is our ability to bring people together through shared creative experiences, fostering exposure to new perspectives, mutual respect, and a truly connected community.
Ọmọlará Williams McCallister (pronouns: o, love, beloved), VisArts’ inaugural Art and Social Justice Fellow, will hold virtual Open Studios from Manchester, New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art, where O is the first Artist in the Community artist-in-residence.
O is an artist, educator, organizer, cultural strategist, and conjurer whose work is a call/response blend of sculpture, performance, installation, ritual, space holding, community building, surface design, adornment, word, sound, song, movement, moving images, and photography.
As VisArts’ Art and Social Justice Fellow, O is exploring how thoughtfully curated art, dialogue, communication, and collaborations between artists and communities can productively navigate political flashpoints, chronic systemic inequities, and entrenched perspectives to inspire change toward a more equitable, just, and inclusive society.
Drop in weekly on Zoom!
Thursdays, May 13-June 10, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM (Eastern Time)
for a unique opportunity to view O’s current work, learn about love’s practice, and discuss love’s projects with VisArts and the Currier Museum of Art.
On Thursday, May 13 at 5:00 PM, O will discuss love’s role as VisArts’ Art and Social Justice Fellow. Participants will be invited to ask questions and share their thoughts about the purpose and potential of the Fellowship.