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The Art of Connection: 20 Years of Socially-Engaged Art Projects

Join us on July 18th for a special presentation by Jim Mott! Doors will open at 6:15pm and there will be a half hour after the presentation for follow up discussion. We encourage guests to ask questions and engage with others throughout the event. This event is a sliding scale of $5-$10, no reservation required.

From his critically acclaimed Itinerant Artist Project, begun in 2000, to last year’s Landscape Lottery, Rochester-based painter Jim Mott has been finding innovative ways to make landscape painting responsive to everyday life – and to show its relevance as a tool for building meaningful connections with people and places. With images and stories from nearly two decades of socially-engaged art projects, Mott reflects on the journey and on painting as an integrative force in an age of disconnection.

“Jim is redefining painting as a civil discourse that is intentionally situated in a community setting and mediated through his act of painting place. His skill as a plein air painter affords him a direct and unencumbered relationship with the public, creating a space where meaningful dialogue about place and belonging can occur.”- Paul Bartow (co-collaborator Bartow + Metzger)

Earlier Event: July 17
Figure Drawing Night
Later Event: July 20
Market Hours