Impact Vs. Influence: Banners, Flags and Give-Aways


Impact Vs. Influence: Banners, Flags and Give-Aways

at 516 ARTS

516 ARTS announces its first artist-in-residence project in partnership with the NPN/Visual Artists Network. During a one-week artist residency coinciding with Air, Land, Seed, artists John Hitchcock and Emily Arthur will work with other artists in the group on a series of banners, flags and give-aways culminating in a printmaking installation at 516 ARTS.

Banner Project Public Process

Hitchcock and Arthur will collaborate with exhibition artists Marwin Begaye and Ryan O'Malley on the public printing of a large-scale banner consisting of mandala shapes with birds and animal imagery relevant to their creative practice.


The public is invited to participate and observe in this process between the hours of noon and 5pm, Tuesday through Thursday. Individuals and groups are welcome. The banner will be part of the Parade of Flags at the Downtown Growers' Market and will then be displayed for public viewing at 516 ARTS.

To schedule groups to participate in the banner project, contact Claude Smith,

Free and open to the public

Related Events:

Exhibitions: June 29 – September 21, 2013
Air, Land, Seed and Octopus Dreams

Public Print Project: Saturday, June 29, 9am
Print Blitz and Parade of Flags

Public Forum: Saturday, June 29, 4pm
Indigenous Arts in Global Contexts

516 WORDS: Thursday, August 29, 7pm
Sherwin Bitsui & Luci Tapahonso


516 ARTS is a VAN Partner of the Visual Artists Network (VAN). This project is made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. For more information:


Image: John Hitchcock, Chemically Wasted Warhorse, 2011, screenprint and drawing, 44 x 30 inches