CROCHET JAM
IMAGE: Continues Flow 2011–13, fabric

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. *Gianni Jetzer walkthrough, Artadia Exhibition. Part 4: Ramekon O’Arwisters *

RECENT AWARDS:
2014 Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:
“Loving After Lifetimes of All This”, Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO, November 7, 2014–January 3, 2015

UPCOMING CROCHET JAMS:
Miami Basel, NADA, sponsored by Artadia, Dec 3–7
SCRAP: Bay Area’s first re-use center for creative education,Sat., Dec 13, 2014

PRESS:
Loving After Lifetimes of All This
ArtNet News Artadia's 15th Birthday Adventure in NYC
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

PAST EXHIBITIONS:
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

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

RECENT CROCHET JAMS:
SF Open Studios, November 1 & 2, Developing Environments
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