Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Ashley Milburn, Baltimore
Member Since August 2008
Artist Statement I am seeking to redefine how community arts become a community driven process as demonstrated in the video link:

(http://www.motionbox.com/videos/7c9ad0be1117e1f4).

We, as a community of cultural arts developers, are at a point in the development of the field of community arts where we may in the need of a rethinking of the paradigms that we use when attempting to define a role for community; (What we impose on a community) or (A partnership) with a community. What may be lacking is a balanced equation that forms how we make assumptions about not validating a community’s own indigenous cultural expressions as the starting point for developing community cultural assets. This is important if we are to invite a community to lead the discussion promoting their cultural leadership. The absence of a community’s capacity to initiate their own art making linked and rooted to a historical context; social, aesthetic, and economic influences acting within a community is where community arts ought to begin.

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Product No 1243312
Subjects Abstract, African-American, Geometric, World Culture
Style Contemporary
Medium
Tags Ashley, Milburn, afro-american, art, sculpture, vernacular