Fort Building: A Community Workshop with Damien Gilley

    August 30, 2031

  • Sat
    12:00 AM
    12:00 PM

Come join us for a weekend of fun collaboration and group construction. Together we will use recycled cardboard, tape, and hot glue to build forts and other add-ons, altering the space inside the Hornell Community Art Center.

Children accompanied by adults or parents are encouraged. Kids will act as “foremen”, giving verbal design, command, and descriptions of the forts and alterations while adult participants will serve as “workmen” helping to construct the forts and handling some building tools.

Schedule of Events:

Sat August 30th: Hornell Community Art Center
12pm-1 pm: Damien will present a short lecture describing his past projects and introduce the group building
1pm: Fort construction and tool demonstration
2pm-5 pm: Group building
Sunday August 31st: Hornell Community Art Center
12pm-1 pm: Short overview of fort construction and tool demonstration
1pm-5 pm: Group building
5:30 pm-7 pm: Opening reception of community fort construction
Friday Sept 5th: The Belfry
7-10 pm Opening Reception of Damien Gilley’s Exhibition

Artist Damien Gilley will be visiting form Portland Oregon to install a site-specific art exhibition at
The Belfry
with an opening Reception on
Sept 5th (7-10pm)

For more information please visit:

Damien Gilley is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator in Portland, Oregon. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands), EastWestProject (Berlin, DE), Suyama Space (Seattle), Las Vegas Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Arthouse (Austin), the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi), and in Portland at Rocksbox, Linfield College, Wieden+Kennedy, the American Institute of Architects, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Portland 2010 Biennial, among others. His work has been reviewed by, the Oregonian, Las Vegas Review Journal, the Austin Chronicle, Frame magazine, and New American Paintings.

This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Venue and address

Hornell Arts Center, 58 Broadway Mall, 14843 Hornell

Fort Building: A Community Workshop with Damien Gilley

This event in Hornell was published by The Belfry.