Collage Conversations

A graphic reading "collage Conversations with Ariel Aberg-Riger" and a headshot of Ariel, a white woman with short wavy hair wearing a black and white striped top.

Image courtesy of Ariel Aberg-Riger

Date and Time

Sunday, August 13, 3-4 PM




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All Ages Welcome!

Collage—the practice of recombining existing photographs, visuals, and other materials into a new work—is a conversational art. When you use other artists' work as the basis for your own, you naturally sit in conversation with them—across time, across space, across mediums. Collage is also the people's art! Anyone can collage, all you need is a pair of scissors, some glue, and things to chop up (all of which will be provided for you in this inter-media workshop!) We'll start by warming up our hands and eyes and ears by making marks to music, move on to completing image fragments with color forms, and then we'll build those characters and landscapes we've created into visual poems with found text. All ages are welcome, and families are encouraged to attend. The workshop will be led by visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger.

Ariel Aberg-Riger is a visual storyteller who creates engaging accessible stories about history, science, policy, and other forces that shape our lives. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Guardian, Bloomberg, Teen Vogue, and more, and her debut book America Redux: Visual Stories from our Dynamic History (Balzer+Bray, HarperCollins) was released to critical acclaim this spring. She is a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction Literature and lives with her wife and two kids here in Buffalo, New York.

Published June 27, 2023