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Mass Creativity Day 2024

Promotional poster for Mass Creativity Day 2024
Courtesy of NCM
Promotional poster for Mass Creativity Day 2024
Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 9 AM to 3 PM
The New Children's Museum
All Ages
Museum admission is free during the event

From the museum:
Mass Creativity 2024 is a collective art making and community building program for San Diego communities. For this year’s 12th annual Mass Creativity program, the Museum has partnered with collaborating artist, Chelle Barbour (she/her) to make this the most exciting year yet!

The theme of our Mass Creativity programming this year is Gifts For The Future inspired by the life and legacy of Octavia E. Butler and her vision of community, and storytelling of alternative futures rooted in Science Fiction.

Together we have developed a series of free community workshops in partnership with our 2024 Community partners that will take place at seven organizations throughout San Diego County. Workshopare an ode to the vibrancy of our communities and ultimately, are designed to encourage play, imagination, and collective art making.

Community workshops have taken place in the months leading up to a joyful culmination on Mass Creativity Day which will be on Saturday, June 22, 2024 – and it is also the birthday of Octavia E. Butler! This event will be a grand celebration of the artworks created by San Diego communities and will include music and dance performances, food vendors, and free admission to The New Children’s Museum! 

About the collaborating artist:
Chelle Barbour (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist recognized for her diverse Afro-Futurist and Afro-Surrealist collages. Influenced by Romare Bearden, Barbour’s characters cast a broad net in their interpretation. From vibrant chameleons, goddesses, and agent provocateurs to commanding warriors and impassive spies, Barbour’s compelling collage portraiture conveys allegory, conviction, fantasy, and femininity. Her art aesthetic and process combine fragmentations, pieces of unexpected layers of elements that challenge viewers to read inferences derived from the black Diasporic imagination and culture. Barbour is a California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellow. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, and her work is in permanent collections of art institutions and private collections.

Related links:
The New Children's Museum website | Instagram | Facebook

The New Children's Museum

200 West Island Ave.
San Diego, California 92101

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