Featuring workshops by artists and community leaders whose practices place community at their core, Joyous Disruption explores art-making as a method through which dreams and frustrations can be transformed into culture-shaping art, offering participants opportunities to share and inspire community visions.
The exhibition will be on view in DVAA’s Gallery 1 from November 16th to December 18th, 2022, with an opening reception on November 17th from 4 to 7 pm, and will feature visual, participatory and multi-sensory art, along with associated programs of workshops and gallery talks for attendees of all ages.
Part of the exhibition includes a night of performances and community celebration at the historic Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary on Saturday, December 10th, 2022, from 5 to 9 pm. This event pays homage to the tradition of bonding through festive celebration, and rounds out the exhibition through music, dance, poetry, theater, performance, as well as community artisans and culinary practitioners selling food.
The curators, DVAA members David Acosta, Bill Brookover, Selene Nunez-Cruz, Vicente Ortiz Cortez, and William Timmins, welcome you to be part of the events as a way of building community through art, the core mission of DVAA.