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Chase Public moves community toward empathy by engaging in and promoting creative practice.
We simultaneously provide space for artists to develop and express craft and artistry, and space for audiences to learn from artistic expression. We conduct and facilitate collaborative writing and art-making activities in which artists and writers create with each other and with the public. We coordinate educational classes and programs to encourage community discourse around literary theory and practice, history and representation, creative methodologies, and social awareness.
I have known and worked closely with Kelvy for nearly two decades. There is no one I feel more indebted to for my own orientation to and understanding of our practice, and the potential in our field of play. In GENERATIVE SCRIBING, Kelvy solidly and poetically lands an important, relevant, and timely approach and model of practice—one I've been lucky to witness in development.
Her offering provides insight and guidance into the unseen—a guide through the conceptual and practical underpinnings of transformation through listening and mark making. Her work gracefully invites us all to challenge ourselves while remaining rooted in our bodies, feet firmly planted on the ground, immersed in humor, acceptance, and hope (and surrounded by colorful leaves, lichen and moss).
As a perpetual learner, I have often (knowingly and unknowingly) borrowed and tested out ideas from Kelvy, and in doing so am slowly coming to find and learn how to use my own voice (and mind, body, hand) in service of others and our shared future.
Many of the gifts I’ve received from Kelvy over the years are now here, in this book—a valuable source and an invitation to engage in further exploration and advancement of the ideas it so carefully expresses. Kelvy gifts us with poetry, beauty, and space for self-reflection. She provides new and historical models to inform our work from the minute we put down the book (even in fact, as we read).
Her approach models patience, deep care, and dedicated striving toward a future we can hold and sense into alone, together—a future that gives me great hope for our practice, for the trajectory of my own personal development and my work with colleagues and partners, and for (dare I go this far) the evolution of our species. This book serves as a welcome reminder that how we listen, attune, amplify, and see together is of utmost importance. Thank you, Kelvy, for this gift and invitation.
Review by Sita Magnuson, January 2018
Kelvy is a co-founder of dpict, and continues to be a critical touchstone for our work. Her blog and writings, now in book form, are an incredible resource for those interested in the work behind the images. What gets drawn is only the tip of the iceberg.
To understand the power of this practice, go below the surface and inquire about choice, listening and gesture. Kelvy provides valuable frameworks for anyone interested in the art of scribing.