February 3, 6-9pm
Join us for an extra-special First Friday Artist talk and 6x6 art-making event with Shawnee Rebekah Morning Dove Hill in conversation with Magnus Champlin on Friday, February 3, 6-9pm.
This event is a great opportunity to meet Shawnee, the artist behind our current public art installation and join them in conversation with fellow artist and friend Magnus Champlin. Get to know Shawnee’s background, practice, and current public art installation, Deconstruction of the Mind. Afterward hang out and create your 6x6 entry with guidance from Shawnee and Magnus!
Boards provided by 6x6 sponsor Lumiere Photo.
About 6x6: roco6x6.org
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Shawnee Rebekah Morning Dove Hill is a multidisciplinary artist who works with a range of media. For as long as they can remember, Shawnee, has been surrounded by artists and creative expression. Their grandmother was an award winning porcelain doll artist, their mother was a designer, their siblings had a creative edge. There are threads of art and creative expression through their personal community with anchors in natural elements that connect them with their native heritage. The deconstruction of mind led them to this series, with a gentleness of offering grace to self and the determination for personal evolution. Shawnee studied at Pratt Institute and has exhibited locally and nationally. Their painted murals can be found throughout the Rochester region. @shawneehill
Magnus is a community-focused Rochestarian, always happy to join in on creating with other artists. A self-described science and biology nut, with a paintbrush loaded with a heavy sense of nostalgia and puns. From illustrations to paintings to sculpture, Magnus enjoys the spark of creativity in whatever medium he can find. For over 20 years, he’s been a part of the Rochester community, working with RoCo, the Memorial Art Gallery, various Universities, to murals with Wall Therapy and other larger than life projects. His desire to learn new and weird things pushes him always to be searching to learn more. From reading the odd news of the world, listening to podcasts, and constantly talking with all walks of life to hear their stories, he’s continuously absorbing new info. All in the hopes of learning a new factoid to expand his mind, and of course to share with his friends on his social media.