Friday January 25th, 6:30-8pm
at Local Project
Join us for an evening of art and discussion with Jody Wood and Drew Elizabeth Barnes.
Wood will screen a new video work in progress marking her first exploration of in-home care, and will
share her recently completed community-based project, Choreographing Care.
Drew Elizabeth Barnes, LMSW, will share her background
working with in-home care agencies, her creative community-engagement projects, and her current work with Concerts in Motion.
Supported by Queens Council on the Arts.
Drew Elizabeth Barnes is licensed social worker, certified care manager, certified aging life care professional, and artist. Her experience spans working in both public and private sectors, with a focus on serving the homebound community within New York City. She is the Program Manager of Concerts in Motion, which is a New York City-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that reaches people who are homebound, veterans, people with disabilities, people who are homeless, and medical patients of all ages. In this role, she oversees all concert programs and supervises and manages over 100 professional musicians. Drew also spends her time producing and hosting a monthly event at QED in Astoria, Queens and as a team leader volunteer with New York Cares.
Jody Wood is an artist whose work is time-based and performative, utilizing video, installation, performance and community organization to engage with socially informed content. Her work has been honored with grant support from New York Council for the Humanities, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, and residencies with Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Yaddo, and McColl Center for Art + Innovation. In 2014, she was a Socially Engaged Art Fellow with A Blade of Grass. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and featured in publications such as The Atlantic, Hyperallergic, and MSNBC.