Welcome to the FiSH STiCKS blog, Where all things FiSH STiCKS-related will be housed.
FiSH STiCKS is a new community art project designed by neighborhood artist/educator Judybeth Greene. It entails hand-making fish from clay to put on curvy yard sticks to visually reflect that all of us unique individuals are swimming in this world together. FiSH STiCKS is a community art “intervention”, designed to bring a diverse neighborhood into more active engagement and create a deeper sense of connection and support.
FiSH STiCKS is supported in part by: *Maryland State Arts Council (Creativity Grant 2018/2019) *Takoma Foundation (Project Grant 2018) administered through Arts on the Block. *Difference Makers (2018-2019) (middle school volunteers coordinated by Bryan Goehring) *Michelle Faulkner-Forson, (2018-present), Community Arts Coordinator, Arts on the Block. *Joe Bradley, (2015-present), 3D Studio Coordinator, Studio Arts|Corcoran School of Arts & Design/George Washington University (bisque & glaze firing)
Judybeth’s vision is that this project can be expanded throughout Takoma and beyond, using this blog as a central collection hub to share ideas and discoveries learned through this process. Read on to learn more about the process, the project and the individual FiSH stories…..