The Community Roundtable Project
Witness - Experience - Express - Connect
A multi-faceted experience to explore and
share regional history & culture.
The CRP, offered three times a year, is designed to bring artists and the community together in sharing and conversation of important issues, topics and cultures through the medium of art.
Piscataway Conoy Tribe flag (via Piscataway Conoy Tribe official website)
Community Roundtable Project #3 -
Indigenous Peoples of the Potomac Piedmont
Join Christine Rai for excursions & workshopping with the culminating
Community Roundtable Discussion.
CRP #3 has been postponed until 2024. The new schedule is forthcoming.
Artists and writers are invited to explore a deeper understanding of Indigenous Peoples of the Potomac Piedmont for this Community Roundtable Project with an experiential focus. Use curated resources and dynamic site visits to inspire a final artwork or creative writing piece inspired by the history and culture of the Ag Reserve’s original inhabitants.
$250 to participate - supplies not included
Open to 10 Participants - age 16+
Christine Rai is graciously donating half of her fees to Riverworks
and the other half to Through Piscataway Eyes.
TBD: Roundtable Cohort Orientation 6:00-8:00pm at Riverworks Studio at Alden Farms
The cohort will get acquainted; receive an overview of our objectives, schedule, goals, and final project brief; and get started on brainstorming.
TBD: Day trip with site visits to Historic St. Mary’s City and Jefferson Patterson Museum (carpool/caravan). 7:30am depart Riverworks and return ~6:00pm.
Dress for the weather; wear comfortable walking shoes; pack a water bottle, snacks, bug spray; and bring a sketchbook/journal to capture on-site inspirations. (Meet at Riverworks and depart 7:30am. Arrive HSMC 10:00am. Picnic box lunch & discussion 12:00pm-1:00pm on site. Depart HSMC 1:00pm. Arrive JPM 2:00pm. Debrief 4:00pm. Depart JPM 4:30pm. Arrive Riverworks ~6:30pm.)
TBD: Tour of local sites led by Christine (carpool/caravan) 9:00am-1:00pm. Start at Riverworks and end at Locals.
Dress for the weather; wear comfortable walking shoes; pack a water bottle & bug spray; and bring a sketchbook/journal to capture on-site inspirations. (9:00am-11:30am Meet at Riverworks to begin tour. Tour discussion/debrief and share final project progress and Q&A over lunch at Locals 11:30pm-1:00pm.)
TBD: Group meeting/project check in/work session 3:00pm-6:00pm at Riverworks.
Bring your sketchbook/journal and final project materials for sharing, input, and editing/refinement. We’ll also be reviewing logistics for the final presentation.
TBD: Ongoing support via Zoom group chats
TBD from 5 - 7 pm - Community Roundtable Project Discussion
to celebrate the work of all participants & to share the experience with the community.
Presentation of the roundtable final projects (various art media and writings) free and open to the public, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Roundtable cohort should arrive at 4:00pm for setup and run-through.