Artivism: Embracing the Natural Art Around Us for Self-Reflection and Personal Growth, with Anne Warburton
Anne Warburton, fibre artist and artist-trained in the expressive arts, will showcase the art series she has been creating, based on the artistic side of timeworn and weathered objects around us, both in nature and manmade.
By noticing this beauty around us, its changes and growth, and through exploring these subjects using our own creative outlets, we find connections and create opportunities for self-reflection, growth and gratitude.
Anne Warburton is a fibre artist based in Canada. Her focus these past three years has been on the world around us – where we can find both manmade and nature’s lines: straight, twisted, imperfect, tattered, threadbare. There is beauty in these timeworn lines, and a need today for moments of awe and wonder, and self-reflection. Her fibre art interpretations begin with photographing these elements close-up to capture the artistic perspective of the affected areas: rust, corrosion, decay, weathered, crumbling, then assembling and altering layers of fabrics and other materials to symbolize the changing layers of her subjects. Anne is an active member of her local fibre arts community, as co-chair of the Out of the Box Fibre Artists, teacher, founder of Fibre 15 (a community fibre arts group), and artist-trained in the expressive arts.
- Musings of a Creative Journey: Using Your Creativity for Personal Growth
- AnneWarburton_FibreArt (@anne_warburton) • Instagram photos and videos
The vision of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation is to generate a movement with committed social artivists in response to historic global unrest. Artivism aims to generate community through multi-disciplinary teamwork for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence, however you define these terms. The goal of this initiative is to nurture confidence in taking continuous action from wherever you are by means of reciprocity.
Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation, grew out of Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2019), edited by Teachers College alumni Courtney Weida and Carolina Cambronero-Varela, and Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, of Adelphi University. “The concept for this book is inspired by the late Maxine Greene (2000), who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration.”
— Publisher’s Description
Artivism: The Power of Art Social Transformation is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and the Gottesman Libraries.