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ReClaim Series


A series of conversations between audiences and creative works, to reframe an American identity.

CFPA’s ReClaim series is an assembly space to connect all kinds of audiences, artists, experiences, and stories. Our events explore the vitality and evolution of American identity, and the ways in which creative works reflect our lived experience (or not). Our events grapple with the stories we hear and see, the stories we make and tell, and the ways in which we are (or are not) changed by creative representations of our experiences. We support artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. We assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives.

CFPA produces art events on the Third Saturday of every month. All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming ReClaim Events

November 2018

Pop-Up Local Art Sale

December 2018

New Works Presentations: Ritual and Resilience

Past ReClaim Events

September 2018

Using your Truth in Improv: A Workshop and Presentation with Blackout Improv

August 2018

The Personal Politics of Place, a Workshop and Presentation with theater maker Emily Mendelsohn

June 2018

The Creative Process at Work in Farming: Food Tasting and Conversation
in partnership with Neighborhood Roots and  Kingfield Neighborhood Association

May 2018

How It’s Gon’ Be
Staged reading of a new play by JuCoby Johnson

A conversation with playwright, JuCoby Johnson

April 2018

Works in Progress:
April Sellers Dance Collective
Ben Swenson-Klatt
Emily Rose Duea

March 2018

Workshop: Exercises for Rebel Artists, with La Pocha Nostra co-artistic director Saúl García-López (two-day intensive)

Workshop Open Salon: Ritual Performance of Identity and the Human Body
 Guided by Saúl García-López

February 2018

An Evening with Tru Ruts
Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey present an evening of film and live performance

January 2018

A Staged Reading of “Strange Heart Beating” by Kristin Idaszak

A Conversation with playwright Kristin Idaszak

2017 Pop-Up Local Art Sale

On Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017, CFPA curated a visual art sale with eight local artists.