Commonspace

06/08/2018 - 12/18/2018
Commonspace

Throughout 2018, the Artspace will dedicate our Studio Gallery to Commonspace. This project underscores the notion that the Artspace acts as a commons—a cultural resource available to all members of our community for collective benefit. Modeled as an exhibition of community action, Commonspace endeavors to facilitate “do-it-together” programs and events in collaboration with other institutions that consider how creativity, action, and information intersect. Commonspace is available to host a myriad of activities organized by the Artspace, collaborators, and the general public, and may include but is not limited to: guided meditations, town hall meetings, voter registration events, Wikipedia edit-a-thons, fact-checking workshops, zine-making workshops, book clubs, reading groups, quilting circles, podcast recordings, and group discussions. Commonspace aims to create new bodies of knowledge, engage audiences around issues of urgency and resonance, address media literacy, and bring together artists, scholars, activists, librarians, students, and political and cultural leaders for in-depth exploration into how information is gathered, processed, and shared.

First Friday Meditation Series
Join Meditation Instructor Lisa Murphy in Commonspace for her free guided meditation as she teaches mindful practices for healthy living.  If you can’t sit still for an hour, no problem. Participants are encouraged to be comfortable, and you may move when needed. Everyone is invited to experience the meditation in their own way, and no prior meditation experience is necessary. Some cushions and chairs are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please bring your yoga mat or meditation cushion.  You are also welcome to bring a shawl or sweater for warmth as Artspace maintains a 70-degree environment.  This event is free to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP to Marcus Cain at mdcain@kcai.edu or call 816-802-3571.

Friday, September 7
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation

Friday, October 5
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation

Friday, November 2
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation

Friday, December 7
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation

In partnership with Open Spaces KC: the Expanded Field.