The Collaboration Room

The Collaboration Room (TCR) was an artist-run space that I founded in Bloomington, IN. It was created to explore intergenerational visual arts collaborations.

When I moved to Bloomington, IN, I kept noticing this blue, yellow, and brick red building. At the time it was a business called My Beading Room (folks selling jewelry beads in the front and living in the back). When that closed and the space came up for rent, I signed a lease.

Besides myself, Matisse Giddings and John Berry were key-holders for the project. We hosted collaborators-in-residence and had a ton of events.

Here is an article that captures some of the spirit of the place.

Collaborators-In-Residence: Jordan Stein, Jonathan Chamberlain, Lesya Godfrey, Brad Wilhelm

Some of our activity:
Mostly Cool Ice - "ice fishing" in the heating vents, painting on screenprinted icecubes with frozen paint, spray foam icicles
Party O'Clock - party themed party with tin foil soda volcano, legos, cake, and more
Spooky, Sloppy, or Ghosty - haunted gingerbread houses, community collaborative screenprinted monster poster program
Pregdancy - a tacky pregnancy themed dance party, replete with personalized sonograms from a cardboard sonogram machine and birth certificates
25¢ Wunderkammer - very small items, bagged, tagged, and creatively labeled, sold for 25¢ as TCR souvenirs
Saturday Morning Animation Club - Matisse hosted a weekly animation club for kids Proposal Sketch,jpg.jpg