Larimer Seniors: Community Engaged Art Making between Larimer Senior Citizens and Artist John Peña
CAS Speakers Series Presents
Monday, February 24, 4:30 pm
Porter Hall 100
Artist John Peña will share his experiences collaborating with senior residents of Larimer to create “Larimer Stories” a temporary public artwork. This project consisted of an exterior display structure with removable text that changed every two weeks. The text shared stories from the oldest residents of Larimer about their lives in the now rapidly developing neighborhood. This pilot project was supported by The Office of Public Art and Neighborhood Allies. Peña will discuss the goals and engagement strategies that led to his ongoing collaboration with the Larimer seniors.
John Peña is a multidisciplinary artist who makes art as a way of exploring the natural world and his daily interactions. He makes comics, sculptures, video works, and public art. A few of his projects include: racing with clouds, making a drawing about his life every day for the last nine years, and creating life-sized plaster word balloons that are precariously balance on two-by-fours.