Photo credit Bill Bridges
This event consisted of three enthusiastic professionals. Brandi Gardner, an art integration specialist, performed the personage of women's rights activist, abolitionist and journalist Mariah W. Stewart for an arresting display theater's application in enhancing present engagement from primary historical sources. Braddock Spear's passion is street art and he collects the distributable works made by those artists. He has been an enthusiastic patron of this facet of art for over ten years. Brian Gorman is a beekeeper, not by profession, but by desire and curiosity; he exemplifies his perspective that the heart of vocation lies with fascination.
Brandi, Braddock and Brian discussed their work beginning with examples, followed by conversations and concluded with questions from the audience. Zachary Clark and Kristen Nagy are the organizers behind MAP. The active participation of the audience provides a truly engaging experience, which is heightened through the unity of passionate variety among the audience and participants.
The presentation of seemingly divergent topics created an experience where abstract connections could be drawn among creative endeavors. The assembly incited public and internal discourse which acted as a catalyst for brainstorming and creative association. For thorough documentation of this MAP event, and information on future engagements, please visit: http://makersassembly.org/documentation/. I think you'll be glad you did.