Hello, I would like to introduce you to my Intellectual Self.     Intellectual Danielle gets energy from new ideas, loses energy to people that don’t care to learn, is stressed out when faced with huge projects and no idea how to start – the major sign of which is […]

SPA Week 4 Drawing the Self



Lewis Hyde recorded Lecture from 11-06-14 A Lived Practice Symposium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This lecture was a bit hard for me to connect to. Audio books and podcasts are not really easy for me to pay attention too. For some reason when it is […]

SPA Lewis Hyde Lecture Response Week 3



1) What gives me energy? New ideas, metal (music), celebrating people’s geekery (it’s enjoyable to watch someone be completely excited about a topic), travel (exposure to new ideas), time (to absorb experiences and to create at a leisurely pace when the mood strikes instead of within the bounds of deadlines), […]

SPA Week 2 Self Survey



    I first became interested in social practice art through Art Beat South Bend. Art Beat is a one day art fair hosted in downtown South Bend, Indiana. Each year there is a community art project during this event. Especially in recent years we have been trying to bring newer […]

Social Practice Art Week One – Introduction



Hello all you fellow Michiana artists! T-minus 15 days and counting and welcome to issue #2 of this years tips for a successful event. Co-authored by our very own Dennis Anderson, and myself, (Danielle Wilborn) this post will discuss various payment options, show etiquette, and a few other miscellaneous tips. […]

Art Beat 2015 Prep Issue #2



I had intended to keep up with blogging about this years adventures, however life seems to have gotten in the way. It’s harder to find a hotel with reliable, working wifi than you would think. We set on on July 3rd with plans of hitting National Parks, Gem and Mineral […]

Journey 2015 Days 1-3



Revisiting old work is always interesting, especially when there’s a possibility of dusting it off for a new purpose or giving itanother attempt. Originally my Tarot project was supposed to be my senior thesis project for my BFA. Due to time constraints and the unforseen difficulty of wrangling so many […]

Tarot Project





I recently was picking through some photos I had taken on the Michiana Gem and Mineral Society bus trip from last summer in order to share a few on the groups facebook page and I figured it would be as good a place to start as any for my new […]

Michiana Gem and Mineral Society Bus Trip to Geode Fest ...



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