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)
Lecture & Hands-On Community Crochet Project, Wed, 8 March 2017, 10am–2pm
Print Public Open House 11 Mar 2017,12–4:30pm
Flax Art & Design Oakland,Sun, 12 Mar, 1–3pm
Queer Threads Symposium, Department of Craft/Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, April 9–15, 2017
Intersection for the Arts Sat, 20 May, Time: TBA

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

Crochet Jam Five-Year Jamboree Celebration at Kala Art Institute|, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, Aug 2017, day & time TBA

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

CURRENT EXHIBITION:
Print Public Exhibition 2016–17, 19 Jan–25 March 2017

PRESS:
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