Our guest Jason Brown (aka The Zip Code Kid) talks about the upcoming WinterHeARTh event Rocks & Rolls on Feb. 18 at Ridgeville Parks District, Collective Cartography and how our places make us and we make our places and embellishment and happenstance.
Jason has worked as a community arts advocate and organizer in the Evanston community since 2013. Jason initiated the annual Winter HeARTh public community art series in 2013, while co-chairing the Public Art Committee. He has also helped produce community and public art works and programming through Art Encounter, The Big Draw Evanston, Downtown Evanston, Evanston Made, the Evanston Community Foundation and the City of Evanston. Jason promises you that he leaves Evanston, occasionally.
As an independent artist, Jason, also under the alias “The Zip Code Kid,” runs the brand Geocommunetrics, a multidisciplinary design practice that seeks to explore the ideas of space, place, home and belonging using abstract, minimal design. Check out the work of TZCK at geocommunetrics.com or on Instagram @thezipcodekid.
Rocks & Rolls
Saturday, February 18 at 1 PM - 5 PM
Ridgeville Parks District, 908 Seward Street
Warm the winter blues by sharing bread and soup with neighbors, and brighten your Saturday by painting with friends!
Rocks & Rolls will bring us around Evanston-made bread and tasty soup from Lucky Platter and Cross Rhodes, while we hang out and paint hopeful flowers on rocks and "plant" them outside. A craft and a snack for artists and non-artists alike, this Winter HeARTH event hopes to warm you up and keep life colorful.
All ages and families welcome. Share bread and soup with us, and bring your own bread and soup recipes to share! (Don't worry, this snack's on us, so leave the real stuff at home.) Bring a few rocks from home to paint, or paint some ours. Paint and brushes supplied.
Painted rocks can be brought home, or added to the installation in the Ridgeville Garden, right off Ridge Avenue.
Not familiar with Evanston's Winter HeARTh series? Check out our past events online here: http://www.cityofevanston.org/arts-culture/public-art/winter-hearth-series/
Geocommunetrics pieces are experimental explorations, visualizing places as data and design, to provided backdrops for life and lenses for learning.
With Geocommunetrics pieces, The Zip Code Kid (TZCK) imagines how we see "home" and "Self" as a work of place and time, art and science, and, well, a bit of magical thinking.
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