CROCHET JAM
IMAGE: Crochet Jam with SalesForce employees at San Francisco HQ 2017

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 walk-through, 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:
Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, Di Rosa Museum, Nov 4, 2017–May 27, 2018
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)
Meditation (8:30am–9:00am) & Crochet Jam (9:00am–10:00am) at George and Lennie Coffee Shop every Tuesday, as part of my inaugural summer-long artist-in-residence

2017 SF Art Book Fair, Sat, 22 July, 2pm–3pm; panel discussion,1pm–2pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/19477357 on the block of Natoma St. between New Montgomery St. and the back entrance to SFMOMA, 29 July 2017, 3–6pm

Crochet Jam Five-Year Jamboree Celebration at Recology, 401 Tunnel Ave, SF, Sat, 19 Aug 2017, Noon–3pm

Crochet Jam Five-Year Jamboree Celebration at the Tenderloin National Forest|, 509 Ellis Street, SF, Aug 2017, day & time TBA

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Safety, Health, & Wellness Dept., Aug 29, 2017, Noon–12:45pm, (Airport Employees Only)

PRESS:
Los Angeles Times
Art Practical
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