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OPA Live! with Sculpture Support System and Jim Walker
April 6 @ 7:00 pm–7:30 pm
Sculpture Support System takes over the OPA Instagram account for OPA Live!
Sculpture Support System will talk with Jim Walker, Executive Director of Big Car in Indianapolis Indiana. Their conversation will engage issues of collaborative art making in the public realm. Big Car Collaborative utilizes tools of culture and creativity to build community and social cohesion — helping connect people as a way to boost quality of life. Formed in 2004 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, Big Car also works in other communities and collaborate with artists from around the world.
About Sculpture Support System
Sculpture Support System is a collaborative endeavor of artists Sharon Massey and Sean Derry and their students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Inspired by a desire to democratize art and artistic processes, Massey and Derry formed Sculpture Support System in 2019. The group collaborates on projects that engage community members in a range of art making processes. Sculpture Support System is indebted to the field of Social Practice, which seeks to make Art more inclusive and participatory. Each member of Sculpture Support System maintains individual studio art practices but come together as collaborators to work on a larger scale and to develop projects targeted at expressing underrepresented voices. They intend for their collaborative work to empower project participants and fellow collaborators to reimagine the role of art in society.
About Jim Walker
Jim Walker is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Big Car Collaborative in Indianapolis, Indiana. Walker is a social practice artist, placemaker, community builder, designer, teacher, and writer who believes everyone deserves open access to the joys of art, creativity, and great public places. Jim — who worked previously as a journalist (writer, photographer, editor, and designer) — is a student of cities and enjoys walking, biking, travel, and baseball. He lives with his family in the Garfield Park neighborhood.