Teen Arts Council An afternoon with our Artists in Residence
In this open Teen Arts Council meeting Guild Hall Artists in Residence Tess Howsam and André Terrel Jackson share their practice in fashion and design. Each artist will share their practice: lecture-style, with a hands on workshop to follow.
Free drinks and snacks will be provided!
For Teenagers 13–18
Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist Tess Howsam curates and directs ekphrastic shows that blend theater, installation art, and performance. Howsam seeks to subvert theatrical expectations and build cross-disciplinary collaborations that address contemporary sociological, political and environmental issues.
Howsam is the Founding Artistic Director of the Exquisite Corpse Company. She graduated from Bard College, New York, and recieved her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, Port Townsend, Washington. Howsam polished her performance skills at the British American Drama Academy, London, England and the Berkshire Theater Festival, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She has worked as performer/director in a variety of New York venues including: Arts@Renaissance, The Barrow Group Theater, Brooklyn Lyceum, Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, Galapagos Art Space, Governors Island, HERE Art Space, Jimmy’s no.43, Signature Theatre, Soho Playhouse, and The Living Theater.
André Terrel Jackson
André Terrel Jackson is a visual artist and writer currently based in Trenton, New Jersey. Jackson received a BA from Albright College and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. The artist uses language to center the voices and images of blackness. Mining personal history, André is able to use poetry, weaving, sculpture and apparel to investigate intersecting identities. The mixing, and juxtaposing, of materials lend humor and beauty to often harsh realities. Jackson recently presented the paper “Self Identification Through Intersectionality” at the Textile Society of America 16th Biennial Symposium in Vancouver, Canada. Bylines include Efniks.com. Recent exhibitions include The Freedman Gallery (Reading, PA) and Artworks (Trenton, NJ).