Queens Art Intervention 2017
Joan Becht Willette
The Hestia Project
Long Island City
Location: Socrates Sculpture Park >> map
A participatory art installation through which people can seek and imagine their Dream Dwelling. How would you describe your Dream Dwelling from a physical and emotional point of view? I will invite audience into [the tent] to engage in a discussion, have "Your Dream Dwelling Must Haves" brainstorming with them, and hone in on the key points of their story - connecting the physical/emotional aspects of the structure, hopes and dreams of their "Dream Dwelling".
Then they will be invited to transfer their "dreams" onto 16"x16" canvas pillow covers using art supplies. They are encouraged to also draw images and symbols there that are meaningful to them. These canvas pillow cases will be exhibited the Queens Museum QAI Exhibition along with the photographs of the event on QAI community engagement day. I will also present an essay describing the event and the creative colorful conversations with the participants.
Joan Becht Willette is a Literary Artist and creatrix of “The Enchanted Goddess Project - A Literary Creative Arts Series.” She has pieces of her work published in Newtown Literary, Siren Magazine, Silver Birch Press and “These Winter Months: The Late Orphan Project Anthology.” Joan runs “The Enchanted Goddess” Writing , Reading and Creative Arts workshops. She has read her work in the NYC Poetry Festival, Queens Lit Fest, Boundless Tales, International Women’s Salon, Five Boro Story Project: Astoria/LIC Love Letters, Canvas of Words, Inspired Word and Nature of the Muse, etc. Joan has curated/hosted an annual series “Celebrating Queens Women Artists” at the Queens Council on the Arts. She has been featured on several QPTV series "ArtistSpace", "World of Arts", and "Power Women of Queens." In print media: Queens Gazette, The Queens Chronicle, The Queens Tribune, The LIC Ledger and most recently in The Huffington Post. Joan is currently writing her first book "The Enchanted Goddess of Queens" and working on producing more community creative workshops and performances for women artists in Queens.