C3 Community Projects

The Center for Creative Connections (C3) promotes conversation and community by collaborating with artists and institutions to develop and produce art installations and experiences for and about the community. The result of the collaboration is a mutual understanding of each other's creative process—everyone learns something new.

The Mother Load
September 19, 2014–March 30, 2015

The Mother Load is an ongoing collaborative project launched by Lesli Robertson and Natalie Macellaio that engages with women who lead the creative life of an artist while being a mother. Documenting the words and work of women from across the globe, this project explores the balance of nurturing your life and your art. You can view the installation, and, through connected media, learn what the individual artists have to contribute to the dialogue. We also invite you to participate on-site by responding to the question “In your life right now, what do you nurture, and why?”

View visitors’ responses on the Mother Load project website.

Join us for programs presented in connection with this installation:
*Check back for new programs in spring 2015*

Translating Culture II... Community Voices at the DMA
October 2014 – February 2015
In its second iteration, Translating Culture II…Community Voices at the DMA continues the collaboration between the DMA and MAP – Make Art with Purpose. During October and November, C3 staff and Janeil Engelstad, founder of MAP, partnered with Architecture Cluster students from Skyline High School and their teacher Peter Goldstein. The group met twice a week, once at the DMA and once at Skyline, exploring the DMA’s collection and considering how to incorporate the teen point of view into their final projects. 
Students then worked in small teams to create interpretive resources related to works of art for DMA.mobi, the DMA’s smartphone tour. Student projects include personal interpretations, creative responses, and contextual information with the aim of broadening visitors’ understanding of the selected works of art. The new suite of smartphone tour resources includes audio recordings, videos, and original drawings; all audio and text are provided in Spanish and English. Projects launch on DMA.mobi at the DMA Late Night on Friday, February 20, 2015.
View photos of the students during their DMA visits along with some of their creative exercises in this DMA Canvas blog post.