A Blade of Grass
Fellowship Workshop with Laura Chipley
Tuesday, September 29, 2016
6 to 8pm
Fellowship Workshops are designed for applicants to our ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art and include hands-on, interactive approaches to helping artists with their proposals. This workshop began with a short presentation by ABOG Fellow Laura Chipley, followed by small group discussions about what ABOG's selection criteria are and how artists can best apply them, each led by an ABOG staffer. ABOG also facilitated a review process for artists to receive feedback from their peers in advance of submitting their applications.
About Laura Chipley
Laura Chipley is an interdisciplinary artist based in Queens, New York. Her past projects include “Deep Black Sea” – an experimental documentary series that chronicles the aftermath of oil spills around the world, and “The Newtown Creek Armada” – an interactive boat pond created in a New York Superfund site. Her ABOG Fellowship supports The Appalachian Mountaintop Patrol (AMP), a collaborative, environmental watchdog multimedia education initiative that will train people in Boone County, West Virginia to document environmental contamination resulting from coal and natural gas extraction in the Appalachian Mountains. AMP will train six Boone County residents in field video production, social media and web-based video skills, aerial photography and environmental sampling techniques, with the resulting documentation distributed via online videos, public projections, and documentary film screenings. Click here to learn more about The Appalachian Mountaintop Patrol (AMP).