Community Art Collaboration: St. Vincent de Paul Ministry Series
Saturday, August 6 & 13, from 9:30 to 11:00am in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall
The St. Vincent de Paul ministry will host a series of interactive events lead by Anishinaabe Artist Courtney Cochran. We will be painting a 4"x4" corrugated plastic (yard sign material) panel that will be displayed outside of The Basilica. Participants will be able to add their own unique art, voices, ideas and opinions on what services are working and what they would like to see that is offered within the community and at The Basilica of Saint Mary.
Consider joining with those with lived experience of homelessness as these events are designed to encourage members of the Basilica congregation and guests of the SVdP ministries to participate together, side by side in order to build connections within the community.
For more information, contact Julia.
(third one in from the left, pictured with her install team at the former Wall of Forgotten Natives Encampment install location. The project is called 'Never Homeless Before 1492)
Courtney Cochran is an Anishinaabe multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and community organizer based in Minneapolis.
Her approach to documentary filmmaking comes from a decolonized lens where she abandons the use of the camera as an authoring mechanism and works against any directorial or production hierarchies.
Outside of her film practice, she is a teaching artist, jewelry maker, painter and screen printer and often incorporates mixed media elements into her designs.
Her work often addresses issues and ongoing effects of injustices and colonialism, inspires healing through creative collaboration, to restore traditions, and to foster connectivity across divides.