CROCHET JAM
IMAGE: Crochet Jam with Vanderbilt University students on Alternative Spring Break in San Francisco at the Luggage Store Gallery Annex 2016

Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. Crochet Jam—a public, art-making event that's embracing and inclusive, with no attempt made to dictate the creative process nor judge the finished project—is meditative, liberating, and empowering. Gianni Jetzer walkthrough, Artadia Exhibition. Part 4: Ramekon O’Arwisters

Ramekon O'Arwisters started Crochet Jam in 2012. His social-art practice is rooted in a cherished childhood memory that's steeped in the African-American tradition of weaving in a calm and non-judgmental environment without rules or limitations.

RECENT AWARDS:
Kala Art Institute's Print Public AIR 2016–17
Counter Pulse Art Activator Public 2016-17
Recology™ Artist-in-Residence Program 2016–17
Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation 2014

FUTURE CROCHET JAMS:
(Free To The Public unless noted otherwise)
Recology® AIR Exhibition, Sat, 21 Jan, 11am-1pm
Print Public Exhibition Thurs., 26 Jan 2017, 6–8pm
Tenderloin National Forest Fri, 27 Jan,11am–3pm
SFAC Gallery 28 Jan & 4 Feb, 1–3pm
Abilities United, 13 Feb 2017, 1–3pm
Fouladi Project SF 16 Feb 2017, 6–9pm
ArtSpan's Artist Mixer Thur, 23 Feb 2017, 6–8pm, Location: TBA
Cayuga Community Connectors Fri, 24 Feb, 11–1pm
California College of the Arts, Wed, 8 March 2017
Print Public Open House 11 Mar 2017,12–4:30pm
Queer Threads Symposium, Department of Craft/Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, April 9–15, 2017
Intersection for the Arts Sat, 20 May, Time: TBA

CURRENT EXHIBITION:
Recology® AIR Exhibition, Fri, 20 Jan, 5–8pm
fouladi projects Jan 10– Feb 25, 2017
Print Public Exhibition 19 Jan–20 Feb 2017

PRESS:
SFMOMA’s Open Space
7x7
Art Practical
Carolina Alumni Review
ArtNet News
The Kansas City Star
Art 21 Magazine
Bay Area Reporter
KALW, 91.7