Siren Arts Crochet Jam in Asbury Park


We are seeking colorful fabrics for Siren Arts Crochet Jam! We need clean, no longer needed/wanted colorful t-shirts, sheets, and other relatively thin fabrics. You can drop off your donation at the Siren Arts Crochet Jam collection box at the Asbury Park Night Bazaar on Friday, June 16, 5-10 pm in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall!

Don't miss Siren Arts Crochet Jam by visiting San Francisco artist Ramekon O'Arwisters on Saturday, June 24th, 10 am - 4 pm, in Library Park (1st & Grand Ave) as part of Asbury Park Day's All Things Art in the Park.

Crochet Jam is a public art-making event that embraces community engagement and inclusivity. Intended to be a meditative, liberating, and empowering community program, Crochet Jam encourages the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. Everyone in the community is invited to participate.

No prior crochet skills required. Materials will be provided. The work resulting from the Crochet Jam will be exhibited at Siren Arts' 529 Bangs Ave space, with community members invited to continue to build the piece throughout the summer.

Siren Arts is a new artist residency & exhibition program for emerging visual artists that Transformer is launching in Asbury Park, NJ. Siren Arts will pursue different, innovative residency formats each summer, with artists working within new curatorial themes each year. For this summer’s inaugural program, a diverse mix of more than 12 participating artists are invited to develop and create works that explore cultural, racial, sexual, and gender equality via short-term residency experiences. 

Operating this summer out of a storefront exhibition space at 529 Bangs Avenue, in Asbury Park’s historic business district located three blocks from the iconic Asbury Park Boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean, works will be presented via the exhibition Summer of Radical Love, highlighting a variety of innovative mediums.

Siren Arts is a direct result of Transformer’s successful 2014 pilot residency & exhibition Promised Land in Asbury Park, NJ, which brought together 12 east coast based emerging visual artists to pursue creative research related to the city’s history and culture.

Supported by a special curatorial grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Promised Land exhibition, presented in the 5th Avenue Pavilion of the Asbury Park boardwalk, highlighted a diversity of visual mediums including painting, video, installation, sculpture, performance art, sound art, and photography. Over its six-week presentation, the exhibition was visited by more than 5,000 audiences members, built substantial opportunities for the artists, and increased dialogue around new & best contemporary art practices.

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Jenny Vickers