This years Artists for Positive Social Change is the year of Art and Political Activism!
Artists for Positive Social Change
Artists for Positive Social Change series, launched in 2011, is a university-wide series of events, courses, lectures and performances exploring a specific theme relevant to society and the work of artists who push the creative boundaries of their profession.
2012-2013 – Art and Political Activism Artists for Positive Social Change series consisted of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here exhibit; a campus mural painting, lecture and Q&A by artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey; performance and campus presentations by Vancouver singer/songwriter, Kate Reid and to close the year, Ozomatli will perform on the Quad!
2/6 - Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition film screenings
2/7 – Beausoleil and Vilmain & Ruff panel discussion
2/8 - Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition exhibition opening reception
Fine Arts Gallery 2/17 – Shepard Fairey Q&A and Conversation
Greer Garson Theatre
2/18 – 2/20 – Shepard Fairey Mural Painting
3/6 – Kate Reid in Concert
4/27- Ozomatli Concert on the Quad. Opening student bands, Inner City Connection, The Skakin' 2X4s. Doors open at 5pm.
O’Shaugnessey Performance Space
Other events associated with this year’s "art and political activism" theme have included a multimedia presentation by arts supporter and musician Tom Maguire called Barbarians at the Gate – Stravinsky, Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes, as well as a simulcast of New York’s Creative Time Summit, whose theme was "Confronting Inequity.
2011-2012 – Year of Hip Hop
- Bukue One graffiti art workshop – creating SFUAD graffiti mural
- God-Des and She present “Women in Hip Hop” concert
- The study of rap lyrics as poetry in the Creative Writing and Literature Department
- A series of workshops and performances in the Contemporary Music Department
- Studies of graffiti and dance through the Art and Performing Arts departments
- Graphic Design students creating graphics, posters, and ads for all events related to this initiative
- The Film School students studying the power and composition of music video as art
- Student hip hop group auditioned by and rehearsed with former Public Enemy member Brian Hardgroove, Inter City Connection, who then opened for the band
- Keynote event: Community Conversation and campus-wide concert with hip hop legends Public Enemy, livestreamed across the Laureate network for international student participation
More Artists for Positive Social Change
Header image by Photography major Shayla Blatchford.
Inset image by Photography major Andres Maests-Devis.
Student Tyler Sinnott created the official A4PSC logo.