Arts Issue 2018 | Visual Arts

Say Beautiful

Blackstone Bicycle Works cultivates youth artists

EliJournee Slack (Grace Hauck)

On Fridays after school, seventh-grade student Imani Lamb takes the short walk from Andrew Carnegie Elementary School to Blackstone Bicycle Works (BBW), located in the Experimental Station. She meets up with friends, snacks on the provided fresh fruit, and heads upstairs to the classroom overlooking the community bike shop. It’s time for the Friday art workshop, and program leader Tita Thomas has a project for her students: design your dream bicycle helmet.

Visual Arts

At the Root of Sleep

“On Being Sessile” at 4th Ward Project Space

“I have to set myself up to work with blinders on—to let the materials speak for themselves.”