CROCHET JAM
IMAGE: Crochet Jam at George & Lennie Coffee Shop with two San Francisco police officers 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:
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)
Vine Connection Retreat, 12 Nov (employees only)
George & Lennie Coffee, SF, Wed, 22 Nov, 4–6 pm
Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life,
UC-Davis, Thu, 7 Dec 2017
Untitled, San Francisco, Thu, 12 Jan 2018, 6–8pm
Untitled, San Francisco, Fri, 13 Jan 2018, 1–5pm
Untitled, San Francisco, Fri, 14 Jan 2018, 1–5pm
Patricia Sweetow Gallery, SF, 20 Jan 2018, TBA
Patricia Sweetow Gallery, SF, 10 Feb 2018, TBA

PRESS:
SF Gate
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