Dear Friends and Family,

Real Art Ways depends on you. And we need you now.

In September, in years past, we’ve hosted fundraising events—at Real Art Ways. We’ve netted $100,000 each year.

This year we can’t be together in person. But we can be together in spirit. And we believe we can generate $100,000 to support our work.

We won’t be able to do it together in one night. So we’re taking 30 nights—the month of September—to meet our goal.

Thanks to our sponsors, the good news is... we’re nearly halfway there! And the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has agreed to match your contribution dollar for dollar.

You will make it possible for Real Art Ways to survive, and thrive. Please help us meet our goal.

With gratitude,

Will K. Wilkins and The Real Team

Keith Clougherty: Homestead Metabolism at Real Art Ways

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Keith Clougherty: Homestead Metabolism

 

2018 Real Art Awards recipient Keith Clougherty will present a new installation of works created with and inspired by his Great Aunt Mary.

Keith Clougherty practices social sculpture, creating objects, installations, and experiences using his ancestry and the history of land as a starting point. The vignettes in this installation include objects from his Aunt Mary’s house as well as artworks inspired by her life. Clougherty’s work questions our understanding of history by utilizing a blunt approach in exploring the continued effects of colonialism in North America. His work explores topics as broad and varied as elder care, Irish ancestry, economics, ecology, and production.

Read an article in the Hartford Courant about Keith’s and Mateo Nava’s Exhibitions.

About the Artist
Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Keith Clougherty attended The Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami. During this time he was selected as one of ten Visual Art finalists in the 2009 YoungArts program, a prestigious national competition sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). Keith earned his undergraduate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. In addition to his art and care practices, Clougherty is a member of The FANG Collective, a group of politically active organizers and community advocates. Working with FANG has helped galvanize his social sculpture to directly address issues like white supremacy, capitalism, and global warming. Keith currently resides in Braintree, Massachusetts.

More about the Real Art Awards here.

The 2018 Real Art Awards is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

National Endowment for the Arts