With the support of the Arts Alumni of Antioch College (AAAC), current Antioch students Hannah Priscilla Craig ’17 and Odette Chavez-Mayo ’18 have had the opportunity to expand the artistic team of Creative Time, located steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Ambitious in scope and demanding in content, the work showcased at Creative Time is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. Antioch students, both working with the organization or visiting New York City, have gotten a glimpse of the larger picture at work. Hannah had the opportunity to work on Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety,” a large-scale piece that is an homage to the unpaid and overworked.
In reminiscing her second co-op, Hannah explains that one of the reasons she cherished her time there was thanks to the organization’s approach at hands-on work for all employees including interns. Not only has the organization allowed co-op students to work in the field, but it has also inspired them to use art as activism. Creative Time strives to engage broad audiences that transcend beyond geography, culture, race, and other social barriers implemented in society over time; a key in winning victories for humanity.
*Photos generously provided by Creative Time