Workshop Series | Submerged: Experiencing Art Through the Senses

June 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom Room

Submerged: Experiencing Art Through the Senses is a workshop series hosted by Gold Beams.

Tune in on the first Tuesday of the month for an interactive workshop exploring how we interact with art using different senses. Submerged is a three-part series, with each event focusing on a different sense: hearing, sight, and vestibular (movement). Each program is stand-alone, so you’re welcome to join for all three or just attend an individual event.

For the closing workshop of the series, Gold beams Co-Founders Maud Alcorn and Tayleur Crenshaw will be traveling through art that activates the Vestibular sense, aka the movement sense. We will tap into how the motion of art, both obviously and subtly, pull emotions out of us. We will start the class by doing a body scan and writing about what parts of our bodies move through emotions most. We will then watch a dance piece set to music, and one set to spoken word. We will discuss as a group how movement can trigger emotion in our bodies, and how seeing movement in others can tug at our other senses. We will end with a short body movement session that will be done while we are seated primarily with our hands, shoulders, and necks. Attendees should bring a notebook, something to write with, links to some of their favorite movement pieces, and their bodies. 

Meet Gold Beams Co-Founders: Maud Alcorn and Tayleur Crenshaw 

Tayleur and Maud are two artists from opposite coasts. Tayleur is a spoken word artist, writer and creator from Westchester, New York.  She’s a Howard alumna and has worked for brands like Gap, AARP and Banana Republic. Maud is also a spoken word artist, a published author, and has worked and written for brands like Yelp, TV Guide, and Essence.

The two met performing in Oakland’s open mic scene. Maud and Tayleur met later again at a monthly arts event, now known as Second Mondays, hosted by Tayleur in her apartment.  The event outgrew the apartment and into a venue by its 5th event.  Since then, Maud and Tayleur have been curating events, experiences, programming and productions for thousands of Black creatives and their Black community at large through their brand, Gold Beams. Everything they do is done to see their people happy and to support Black creatives making careers from their art.

Learn more about Gold Beams