impAct – Opening Reception
7525 166th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Join us for the opening reception of impAct!
Friday, December 8, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm
VALA Art Center
7525 166th Ave NE in Redmond at Redmond Town Center
(Disclaimer: Contains some mild to moderate profanity which parents may find unsuitable for young children.)
impAct artist collective began with no carefully crafted mission statement, just one BIG question: How do we, both as individual artists and as a collective, make an impact?
This installation presents a year of research, from our founding in summer 2016 to the present day. We don’t claim to have all the answers, we work from a place of “not knowing”, of inquiry, of mindful listening and looking. The work here reflects our own individual and collective experiences, and presents ways in which we as artists, have used our creative skills to drive positive change in our own communities, whether those communities are geographical, physical, online, or digital.
The work in this installation is diverse. As individuals, we all have unique areas of interest, knowledge and skill. As a collective, we are passionate about the role of arts in society beyond the “art for art’s sake” argument, which we believe can co-exist with social practice – it’s not either/or but rather and/with. We don’t shy away from the difficult topics of our time: mental health, intimate partner violence, climate change, police/public relations, social inequality – all are discussed in this installation, and our belief is that art can be a gateway to meaningful community discourse and action.
We would love to have a conversation with you about the impact of our work. Join us at one of the events that accompany this installation, or leave us a note on the impAct walls.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING.