Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita, was an artist with an innovative approach to design and education. By the 1960s, her vibrant serigraphs were drawing international acclaim. Corita’s work reflected her concerns about poverty, racism, and war, and her messages of peace and social justice continue to resonate with audiences today. Learn more →
On Friday, April 22, please join us from 6 to 8 p.m. for a hands-on art-making event hosted with our friends at Self Help Graphics & Art, with instruction by lead teaching artist Oscar Rodriguez. As the latest installment of our Corita 101 workshop series, this free event will give participants the opportunity to help create and personalize a collection of posters with graphics created by Juliette Bellocq and Sheharazad Fleming that feature some of Corita’s iconic words and phrases. Once completed, the collection of posters will travel to Washington, D.C., where they will be part of a performance at the Kennedy Center.
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POW POW POWER UP: Someday is Now is a project made collaboratively by interdisciplinary artist Liss LaFleur, composer Samuel Beebe, and the Corita Art Center, and performed by choral ensemble The Artifice. POW POW POWER UP: Someday is Now is an opera installation inspired by Corita using AI technology and will be full of visual references from historical Mary’s Day processions at Immaculate Heart College.
This performance is the first of 29 mini-operas, each referencing one individual artwork from Corita’s heroes and sheroes series. Each opera will operate as a temporary monument of collective community, combining public art, site-specificity, and audience participation to evoke joy and center conversation around difficult social issues.
This inaugural performance, inspired by the artwork titled green fingers, will gather a community to center on environmental justice. Free and open to the public in the DC area, the event invites participants to join the performance in a celebratory procession on May 1, 2022, at 7:00 pm. outside the REACH at the Kennedy Center.
We hope that you will be able to join us both in-person and in-spirit for this incredible collaboration that brings together two coasts for a breath of fresh air.