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Visiting Artist Talk – Will Kasso Condry
November 15 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Visiting Artist, Will Kasso Condry will give an artist talk at Vermont Studio Center in the Red Mill Building on November 15, 2023, at 8:00 pm ET. This event is free and open to the public.
Will Kasso Condry is a renowned visual artist, graffiti scholar, and educator. He studied fine art and illustration at The College of New Jersey as a first-generation college student. He furthered his education in the art of aerosol painting with the mentorship of legendary graffiti artist Daniel “Pose 2” Hopkins and refined his artistry in large-scale mural production at Mural Arts Philadelphia.
Will has taught courses on the origins and politics of Graffiti and Street Art and the elements of Hip-Hop culture at Middlebury College, and he has taught elementary school classes on the art of illustration, puppet making, and mural painting. For over 20 years, he has worked with young people through a variety of community organizations and his former non-profit organization SAGE Coalition, a community arts collective dedicated to organizing and implementing inner-city beautification projects. In 2015, he received the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Service to the Community. He has served as the Artist-in-Residence at several higher educational institutions, including Princeton University and Middlebury College. Will was awarded the inaugural 2022 Vermont Prize, which “celebrates and supports the best visual art being made in Vermont today.” He is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Vermont Arts Council. Will is co-founder of Juniper Creative Arts, a Vermont-based Black and Dominican family collective built on a strong foundation of collaboration and creativity. They have a purpose-driven practice of creating at the intersection of spirituality, identity, community, healing, and Hip-Hop culture. As a mural arts team, their public art initiatives focus on creative place-making to foster community-building, sense of belonging, and healing. They not only create beautiful visuals but also bring about social change and ignite conversations.