Lane Arts Council is partnering with the Hult Center for the Performing Arts to share about a residency with visiting artist JOJO Abot, as well as two upcoming workshops. We value that these workshops are creating opportunity important dialogue around socially-engaged art, and we would love to see our community involved.

JOJO Abot is an interdisciplinary  artist who will be at the Hult Center for a week long residency culminating in two workshops, a gallery show, two immersive performances and a musical performance. The two workshops include:

Workshop #1 – Art as Activism
Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:30PM
This workshop will use the first immersive performance on January 22nd to provoke a dialogue with the community about important questions such as;  How does art provoke and sustain a revolution? What is the responsibility of art vs. the artists vs. the audience in creating impact towards evolution? What is the power that each participant holds? Where does art and culture serve as a tool for radical change?

Workshop #2 – Problematic “Afro” Words
Friday, January 25th at 4:00PM
This workshop will be an imaginative experience exploring conversation topics such as; Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation, The evolution of the African identity and experience, and Africans as nonlinear time travelers.

There is a $2 service fee to RSVP for these workshops, and space is limited. Please RSVP for the workshops here: