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I organized an exhibition in the only gallery open during the pandemic, Boston’s Shelter in Place Gallery run by the amazing artist Eben Haines. The exhibition “Craft School,” in support of The Black School, featured eight artists who agreed to create a work in miniature that reflected aspects of their regular practices. No maquettes. No shortcuts. These works were made in miniature and shipped to the Shelter in Place Gallery. The exhibition took place in July 2020.

The exhibition raised close to $4,000 dollars in artist sales which was given to The Black School to help build their new art space in New Orleans. The stellar participating line-up included:

— Boston-based artist Alison Croney Moses (@alisoncroney), whose work explores the subtle geometries of wood; 

— Marlon Forrester (@marlonforrester), whose recent paintings engage explorations of his family roots in Guyana;

— California-based Annabeth Rosen’s elegiac ceramic construction (℅ @anglimgilbertgallery and @ppowgallery);

— NYC transmedia artist Helina Metaferia (@helina.metaferia) whose works surface histories of Black womxn’s activism;

— Philly great, ceramicist and spoken-word poet Roberto Lugo (@robertolugowithoutwax);

— Extraordinary glass artist Judith Schaechter (@judithschaechter);

— Superlative painter and time-based media artist Samantha Nye (@samantha_nye_studio);

— And the excellent 2020 RISD (@rsid1877) ceramics graduate Jolie Ngo (@jolienope)

The exhibition poster was commissioned from MICA 2020 grad Aasawari Kulkarni and RISD 2020 grad Jack Halten Fahnestock created a limited edition poster, “Don’t Panic, Organize.”