Waltz of the Flowers: A folk art workshop led by Lavaun Heaster

Lavaun Heaster's papercut folk art piece, "Splendor." Image is a bright blue background, green wavy grass at the bottom, and three light brown women with moth bodies, human heads, flowing hair, and butterfly wings flying in front of the grass and of a big bright yellow circular sun. The largest woman is in the top left, with pink-and-mauve wings and orange long hair. The next biggest woman is to the right of the larger woman, and has pointy orange and hot pink wings and shorter curly medium brown hair. The third, smallest woman is upside-down in the bottom left of the image, and has light pink and orange wings and curly yellow hair. The image is bright and bold.

Join us for an all-ages paper cutout art workshop with emerging local artist, longtime diversity facilitator, and friend to DACP, Lavaun Heaster! Join us to make bright, tactile, inclusive, and accessible paper cutout folk art. All materials and tools will be provided. Don’t worry if you’ve never made visual art before, or if you don’t think you have the skills! Lavaun’s workshops are inclusive, for all ages and abilities, we’ll have some shapes already cut out for you to design and arrange, and DACP will also have some volunteers to assist with art-making.

All participants will receive an electronic image of the art piece(s) they create, and the original artwork will be donated to DACP for fundraising purposes. Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company’s spring performance is coming up, and DACP is working on a family friendly fundraiser to cover the expenses. This workshop is for people who would like to create art to donate for auction at DACP’s fundraiser!

WHEN AND WHERE:

SCRAP Education Annex, Standard Dairy Building, Suite J, 2808 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, 97212
Saturday, March 2, 3:30-5:30pm

ACCESSIBILITY:

  • The SCRAP Education Annex is on the #6 bus line, and there is some on-street parking on the surrounding side streets.
  • The building is ADA accessible.
  • There are two large, accessible single-stall gender-neutral restrooms.
  • Although DACP gladly accepts donations to cover our costs, there is no charge for this workshop.
  • Please refrain from wearing scented products. This event takes place in a rented community space that is not consistently fragrance free.
  • This workshop is all ages. Children 6 and under with adult supervision only.
  • Volunteer art assistants will be available.
  • Contact disabilityartculture@gmail.com with further accessibility questions.

TO REGISTER:

Space is limited! Please register directly with DACP by e-mailing disabilityartculture@gmail.com or calling 503-238-0723 (voice) by 5pm on Friday, March 1.

Visit our facebook event page here, but please do register by e-mailing or calling.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Lavaun Heaster's papercut folk art piece, "Spring Moon": black background, the bottom 2/3 of a large yellow moon at the top left of the image, and three yellow and brown moths flying over dozens of bright tulips, which are hot pink, light pink, red, blue, light orange, and dark orange on green stems and leaves all along the bottom third of the image. The image is bold and bright.

Lavaun Heaster is an emerging local low vision artist who creates inclusive tactile art. Lavaun’s work depicts diverse people connecting. She is curious about varying cultural practices and beliefs, having grown up in a multiethnic family and currently living with a multiethnic partner. Inspired by the vibrant art, ethnic communities and disability scene in Portland, OR, Lavaun has combined her passions in creating original art which you can see at http://accesibleart.webs.com/.

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