Back to All Events

Cranes, Crowns, and Scales Workshop


2521 Holman Street

February 9th, 16th, and 23rd

10am-noon (youth) & 1-3pm (adults)

I'm going to look for my glory yeah/I'll be back real soon." Solange, "Rise"

Cranes, Crowns, and Scales is an interactive workshop inviting communities to fuse the inspiration of Black music and the medium of visual art to claim, develop, and tell their stories. Inspired by Solange Knowles’s iconic and powerful album, A Seat at the Table (2016), the workshops were created by the 800 Collective to provide a space and process for participants to create their own journals while experiencing and discussing the music. Through the process, we'll explore how the legacy of music might work as a creative tool for self-actualization and empowerment for artists, listeners, and our community. 

The workshops are designed to inspire participants to develop work that might be exhibited to the community, as done in 800 Collective's collaboration with TILA Studios of Atlanta/East Point, Georgia. 

About Josiah Golson

Josiah Golson is an artist, lawyer, and writer from Chattanooga, Tennessee. While studying at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Golson developed his artistic voice by infusing his narrative drawings with legal commentary and social dialogue. He is the founder of the 800 Collective, a diverse group of artists using art as a means of civic engagement and public discourse through creative workshops, public art projects, and community development. Golson is the author and illustrator of The Souls of Free Folk (Polyphemus Press, 2018), an illustrated poem of personal and communal transformation. Inspired in part by W.E.B. DuBois's "The Souls of Black Folk," Free Folk is a contemporary tribute to African American history, culture, and creativity. 

Earlier Event: February 18
Monday Night Tutoring
Later Event: February 24
Third Ward | Black History Bike Tour