Workshop 1 of 4 in the a,e, i, o, u + always WHY! Text + Image series
Artist: Edreys Wajed
In-Person at the Burchfield Penney
Free for members, $10 for not-yet-members
Please bring your own supplies
Mark-making creates a visual language, a text that includes symbols, rhythms, and beats. Participants will explore sound and music as muse and inspiration for art-making. Edreys Wajed’s exhibition, The Bridge, is on view at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Edreys will guide us through the exhibition connecting his intimate yet familiar visual language with investigating mark-making. The hands-on workshop will be inspired by curated music selections by Edreys for the participant's unique experience.
Edreys Wajed is celebrated for his work as a musician, poet, playwright, jewelry designer, graphic designer, educator, entrepreneur, and muralist (including as a contributor to Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative projects The Freedom Wall, 2017, and Love Black, 2020). After establishing himself as a self-trained barber as a teenager, Wajed built his early reputation on customized hats, clothes, and hand-designed logos, all before formally studying graphic design in college. His creativity, craftsmanship, and passion to inspire people are central to his spirit of entrepreneurship.
Most recently, Wajed has developed a new artistic presence and voice in the form of musically inspired paintings. Suffused with unique mark-making and rhythmic movement, examples of these works are in the collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Paper and or a pad of paper
Any or all of the following:
Markers with Brush tips. (preferred over regular markers)
Craypas, watercolor, pencils, crayons