Sept 22, 2018
Threewalls Propellor Fund Juror
Propeller Fund is a re-granting program of the Andy Warhol Foundation and Threewalls and Gallery 400 distribute grants to Chicago-based artists and artist collectives. Every year, they provide a total $50K of grants to artists, inviting local and national jurors to select projects which reflect the breadth of practices and engagement in our wonderful community. This year Gia Hamilton sits on the jury
Sept 26 2018
With All Due Intention: A Look into the Development of the Joyce Foundation Collection
The Joyce Foundation
321 N. Clark St Suite 1500
4:30 - 6:00 pm
The Joyce Foundation, now celebrating its 70th year, invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility in the Great Lakes region. While focusing on education and economic advancement, a clean and healthy environment, safe and just communities, a strong and representative democracy, and equity and inclusion in the arts, the foundation has quietly built a modest, mission-aligned art collection on a fixed yearly budget without outside curatorial advisement. Recognizing that proximity to art can “elevate how we and our partners think and work,” the art works in this institutional collection are intended to illuminate everyday operations and decision-making.
Open for the first time to the wider arts community, The Joyce Foundation invites guests to join artists featured in its collection: Jenny Kendler, Nick Cave, and Carlos Rolón and moderator Gia Hamilton (Gia Hamilton Studio), in a discussion about the ways artists’ work can exemplify, inspire and even influence collecting institutions.
Sept 7-8 2018
Presented by Project Row Houses (PRH), “Social Practice.Social Justice” is a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists and thought leaders to Houston’s Third Ward. The symposium begins Friday evening with a special dinner with panelists and PRH staff hosted by Project Row Houses. It continues with Day 2 on Saturday morning with a panel discussion on neighborhood development and the strategies used in communities impacted by disinvestment. This session will be followed by a keynote address from Lisa Dent, thought leader and advocate for cultural workers, living artists and shape-shifters. The afternoon session will conclude the symposium, with a panel centered on utilizing creativity, imagination and engagement.
Beyond Social Practice
Afternoon Panel, moderated by Gia Hamilton, Cultural Producer
2:30 – 4:00 p.m
The panelists will present their individual practices and discuss the broad, often vague definition of "social practice" as well as their observed impact of art and creativity on the community.
Artist Shani Peters, New York based
Artist Nathaniel Donnett, Houston based
Cultural worker Jen Delos Reyes, Chicago based
Sept 30 2018
New Orleans, LA
BOOK RELEASE : Meditations for Radical Families by Gia Hamilton
Families consist of both our biological connections and our chosen families–people with whom we share common values, resources, and vision. Families look all sorts of ways, but what I have found is that the most important ingredient to a family is love and acceptance. When we are loved within our family structure, we are each allowed to expand over time. When we are accepted, we can be our true and authentic selves free from performance, guilt, and shame.
Featuring original artwork by my sons, Meditations for Radical Families is my family’s way of offering grace, kindness, humor and truth to the world. We hope you find gems, laugh, share, and connect with your inner values. Join us as we detox from the modern world, stripping down our egos to reach a place of purpose, joy, and peace.
Sunday September 30 2018
2521 Bayou Road
New Orleans, LA 70119