SPACES International Artist Residency: Open Mics

25 Aug - 10 Nov 2016
Ile Ife Park, 2544 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia


Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Untitled - I Can’t Draw, a large-scale work that deals with perception, space, and the seamless proximity existing between the ideas of the subject and object—the maker and the made. Courtesy of the artist.

As part of the public art project, SPACES: International Artist Residency Initiative, The Village of Arts and Humanities will hold a series of open mics hosted by artist-in-residence Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh. The events are open to the public and encourage local artists and community members to participate in a night of music, poetry, and dance.

The SPACES: International Artist Residency Initiative invites two accomplished West African social practice artists, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Olanre Tejuoso, to participate in a nine-month residency in which they will engage community members through facilitated dialogue and design and execute a multi-part project that re-contextualizes various forms of "space"—physical, mental, and socially-constructed.

Open mics will be held monthly. Please see the full schedule below:

Thursday, August 25
6:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, September 29
6:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, October 13
6:30-9 p.m.

Thursday, November 10
6:30-9 p.m.