Reports from the Field: Beauty in Transition

With artist and 2014 ABOG Fellow Jody Wood, and project participants Jerry Anderson, Joann Copeland, Nahomie Marcena, and Carol Thomas, moderated by ABOG Programs Director Elizabeth Grady.

From August-November 2014, ABOG Fellow Jody Wood and a team of volunteers traveled to homeless shelters throughout New York City and provided a free hair wash, cut, color, and style to willing participants in a truck custom-outfitted into a mobile beauty salon. On February 18, 2015, they shared their experiences from the project in a live version of our Reports from the Field initiative, which presents the voices of community participants and collaborators in ABOG Fellows’ socially engaged art projects.

Curious to learn more? Read our interview with Nahomie Marcena, and explore the Reports from the Field online forum.

Jody Wood is an artist whose work is time-based and performative, utilizing video, installation, performance, and community organization to engage with socially charged content. Primarily focusing on transitional experiences of death, trauma, and social isolation, her work aims to unpack and meaningfully interpret these issues by working one-on-one with members of her community. Learn more:

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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