FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - 6:30-8:30PM
The Power of Art
Access Your Creative Energy and Add Your Voice to the Conversation
WSS is pleased to welcome D.C. artist Rose Jaffe for an artist talk and community workshop on Friday, February, 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. In her talk, Rose will shed light on the work she makes throughout the city, elaborate on her journey so far as a working artist and examine art as a tool that can be used to speak truth to power and make our voices heard. Guests will be invited to participate in a conversation about art, space, activism and community and the ways in which each person contributes greatly to a larger conversation. Through conversation, guests will be encouraged to add their voices in effective ways that serve as a creative outlet, send a positive social message and empower others.
Following the lecture and conversation, Rose will guide participants through the process of using images and text to create a simple but powerful poster to convey each unique idea. Light refreshments and all materials will be provided.
About the Artist
Rose Jaffe is a visual artist with mediums spanning mural painting, ceramics, printmaking and digital illustration. Born and raised in the nation's capital, Rose loves calling Washington, D.C. home. She earned her BFA at the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan and has pursued an art career full time for the past five years after teaching middle and high school art in the city. She has painted over thirty murals nationally and internationally, including over 20 in D.C. Her art has been featured in over twelve publications, including The Washington Post and Washington City Paper as well as NBC, CNN, and Channel 9 among others. Themes of her work include political activism, social justice, natural healing and spiritual grounding. Her work is vibrant, colorful and often playful. She is dedicated to the work of harnessing the power of art to find connection, build community, spark conversation and create social change.
This program is free and open for all. No RSVP required but appreciated. The workshop portion of the program is now full, please join us for the talk! RSVP here.
This program is sponsored in part by Kommon Denominator,