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.

Crochet Jam is member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, which provides fiscal sponsorship, networking, and consulting for artists.

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

FUTURE CROCHET JAMS:
The Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition's Closing Reception, Thursday, 15 Dec @ 6pm–8pm, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, (510) 841-7000, Free to the Public

CURRENT EXHIBITION:
Bethany Center, Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, 23 June–30 December 2016, Free to the Public

PRESS:
Art Practical
Carolina Alumni Review
ArtNet News
The Kansas City Star
Art 21 Magazine
Bay Area Reporter
KALW, 91.7