CROCHET JAM
IMAGE: Crochet Jam, Greensboro College, Greensboro, North Carolina 2014

Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. Through this process, one can explore how art-making in public in a safe and inclusive environment can be a bridge that unites, empowers, and liberates others, especially when there is no attempt to dictate the creative process nor any investment in the outcome of the project. Whatever is made during the events—from one Crochet Jam to another—that's the art and it's exceptional work. Crochet Jam videos

RECENT AWARDS:
2014 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation

UPCOMING CROCHET JAMS:
Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC, 5 September 2014–17 October 2014
3rd Friday November: Radical Craft Night,Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center (MAH), 21 November 2014

UPCOMING EXHIBITION:
Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue 15th Anniversary Exhibition Longhouse Project, September 13, 2014–October 25, 2014; Reception: Saturday, September 13th, 5–8 pm

Crochet Jam, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC, 5 September 2014–17 October 2014; Reception: September 17, 2014, 6–8 pm

Spirit Tapestries, Berkeley Civil Arts Commission's Addison Street Window Gallery, December 6, 2014—January 21, 2015, Berkeley, CA

PAST EXHIBITIONS:
PROJECT: Ramekon O'Arwisters, March 18–April 18, 2014, ProArts, Oakland, CA

Sugar In Our Blood: Uniting The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity, (Solo Exhibition) African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC), June–September 2012

Second annual CROCHET JAM at Maker Faire Bay Area, May 17 & 18, 2014

The Torres Community Shelter, Chico, CA, 26 May 2014
PRESS:
Occupation: Artist, Art21 Magazine
San Francisco Bay Area Crochet Artist Ramekon O’Arwisters,
Bay Area Reporter, KPOO Radio, San Francisco, and OUT IN THE BAY
TracyChapman crocheted with Artist Ramekon O'Arwisters at a Fashion Show in San Francisco

RECENT CROCHET JAMS:
San Francisco International Airport, Safety, Health, and Wellness, 17 June 2014, 12-1 pm
Valdez Plaza, in conjunction with Pro Arts, 8 April 2014, 1–3pm
DG717 Right Brian Meets Left Brain, Jan. 2014