We Need a Bigger Boat
June 25 – August 13, 2022
During the week of June 13-17, 2022 local youth from the ages of 6 to 16 were invited to participate in an Empowerment Through Art Camp here at Illinois Art Station. The goal of this camp was to provide participating youth with an opportunity for self-expression through the visual arts. In that week, campers explored the art of Mark Bradford and Bethany Collins and many more practicing and past artists. We Need a Bigger Boat was inspired by Bradford’s Mithra (2008) and Collin’s practice of erasure poetry. Empowerment Through Art Camp was made possible by the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Mirza Arts & Culture Grant.