Ground/Work

Ground/Work

June 19, 2021, 4 – 6 pm, following the Juneteenth parade, Block Club 21 Community Garden, 90th and Loomis

DIY Sound Workshop, 2:30 pm, Block Club 21 Community Garden, 90th and Loomis

What does Creativity look like during a Pandemic?

Allen Moore’s Ground/Work commission has roots in the summer of 2020 with the creation of a weekly community-member centered artist/volunteer-based initiative to create and cultivate the community garden located at 86th and Loomis. In response to the pandemic, Allen has been collaborating with a rotating group of artists to organize socially distanced creative workshops at Block Club 21 Community Garden (90th and Loomis) in Auburn Gresham. He is working with Auburn Gresham Community Leaders and a host of volunteer artists to create and stream a live performance that incorporates artifacts and materials generated during these DIY art and music workshops and weekly gardening sessions.

Allen Moore with the Auburn Gresham 21st Ward, Block Club 21 Community Garden

Allen MooreAllen Moore is a Black American Interdisciplinary Painter, Experimental Sound Artist, Educator, Youth Mentor and Curator born and raised in the Historic Village of Robbins, Illinois. His work examines both visual and experimental music, emphasizing the importance of nurturing the Black Imagination with social representation and converses with the signifiers of African American and popular culture, bringing to view the underlying themes of racial, emotional and socioeconomic conditions. Moore has exhibited and performed across Chicago and the greater Midwest, including exhibitions Experimental Sound Studio, Elastic Arts, Threewalls, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. His work is featured in the Netflix Original Series “ Easy ” Seasons 1 and 2.

Community Garden (86th and Loomis) & Block Club 21 Community Garden (90th and Loomis)