Saba Taj is a queer, Muslim, femme, mixed media artist from North Carolina. She will be facilitating “Endogenous Zones” which is focused on the creation of mixed media reproductive anatomy pieces.
There will be directed instruction that will identify the names and functions of the different parts, and their forms (which is emphasized by the fact that attendees will also be drawing these forms). Once the basics are drawn together, participants will utilize mixed media materials to highlight the textures and personalities of their anatomies as a reflective activity. This workshop is part of the Calla Campaign for women’s health, which aims to integrate science and arts for empowerment.
Saba Taj, Manal, 2016, Acrylic on canvas. itssabataj.com
Haitian artist Tessa Mars makes her first significant visit to the United States as part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, an event series paired with an art exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery (on view through mid-November).