Siobhan Leonard: Capture Community Project
October 6, 2013 – October 26, 2013
Public Drawing: October 6 – October 20
Monday-Friday 3 pm to 6 pm | Weekends 12 pm to 4 pm
Gallery Hours: October 23 – 25 from 3 pm to 6 pm
Closing Event: October 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Siobhan Leonard’s art education career began teaching film to children at a summer camp. As an experiment, she implemented stop-motion animation into the curriculum. The simple role of drawing was key as students created pictures, frame by frame, and assembled the many images into a short film. This experiment made Leonard realize just how much freedom there is in drawing and how uniquely different each person draws.
In a city that is so vast and separate, Leonard will expand this project into a Chicago-wide initiative. She will cover rooms in paper and invite community members to draw on the walls as she takes pictures and animates the process. Each neighborhood will have their own version and she will string each community’s images together into one film. The final piece will be a unique rendering of Chicago’s cultural demographics. She will begin this ongoing project at Roman Susan in Rogers Park.
Capture Community Project at Roman Susan is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Sign up to contribute your drawing today: http://romansusan.org/capture