PAR-Projects began as a few artists looking to work with others to create some creative new things. Before purchasing property, before teaching classes, and before understanding where things may lead, we worked (well, volunteered) with others to create some one-of-a-kind collaborations.
On this page, we're happy to share a few of our group projects. Please note that this list is not all we've done. In the early days, we didn't do the best job of documenting things (and we still aren't the "best" at it, if we're being honest). Creating the work and learning from one another is our focus.
Makers Mobile was our most celebrated collaboration to date. It traveled to the region's "art deserts" for three years and was designed to be the first part of our arts & education space (assuming we would eventually find land to purchase). It wasn't a collaboration in the sense that it was conceptualized by a large group. Instead, once we created the space, we allowed its use to change, based on who we were working with at the time.
Sometimes it was simply a mobile exhibition space. Sometimes it was a conversation space. But every once in a while, it became part exhibition, part demonstration, and part education space, as we were often able to utilize each location's surroundings.
We need a little time to continue digging for images and links to past collaborations, so we'd like to thank you for your patience.
As we mentioned in our opening, we weren't always the best at documenting our work, so we're taking a few moments to find some extra stuff. Thanks for your patience!