Folding Chair Collective
In response to the current political climate, I put out
a call-for-art to my artist friends and associates.
Reflecting upon a quote, by Shirley Chisholm (see below),
the artists used the structure of a folding chair upon which
to build a commentary representing their range of concerns.
Chisholm’s quote about the folding chair “just stuck with me,” White said, “and I couldn’t get rid of it. I haven’t been able to do anything but this — it’s just got a hold of me now. So I thought I’d just put out a call and see if it resonates with anyone else.”About a dozen artists answered the call (“and it’s growing,” said Becker), and White decided to call it the Folding Chair Collective.
I don’t want anything too precious because I’m going to need to be able to throw these in the back of a car.” “I’m happy with other people feeling that way about it, too, ” White said. “I’m just going to do it until I can’t do it any more.” (Anyone interested in hosting the Folding Chair Collective can contact White and Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excerpted from Arts Council Greater New Haven
Ely Center Block Party Rules The Road 10/4/2022 Lindsay Skedgell
Everywhere a person looked, there was art and art-making. Halfway down the block, pieces from the nascent, Bethel-based Folding Chair Collective peeked out with political messaging, pro-choice slogans, and a variety of inspirational quotes.
Dear Bob Becker:
We, the members of the Social Action Committee (SAC), wish to say thank you for your assistance with our nursing home No Bed Hold campaign.
We made copies of the pictures you sent to us. We put together 10 sets, one for each member in our group, we reviewed and discussed them. We then agreed to include a picture in all our networking outreach correspondence materials.
We also agreed to make a poster size picture and put it on each floor on a significant wall.
Again, thank you.
Social Action Committee:
T. Williams G. Oviedo H. Raymond
N. Gooden M. Young D. G. Forrester
P. Meletiche, L. Walker Jr. S. Osbourne
T. L. Simpson