Kolaj LIVE Online is a series of virtual programs in the form of forums, panels, workshops, artist talks, studio visits, and other activities that allow people to come together, learn and talk about collage, and connect in real time to the collage community. Our goal is to bring the community together in a spirit of mutual support and fellowship. The series began in July 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is an archive of PAST EVENTS and PAST ACTIVITIES.

Past Events


The Parent Trap: How to Be an Artist with Kids

Sunday, June 27th 2021. In her 2018 book, “A Big Important Art Book - Now with Women!,” Danielle Krysa tells a number of stories about how artists who negotiate being a mother and working their art practice. Spoiler alert, It's not easy. In this Kolaj LIVE Online forum, Krysa joined four additional panelists and speak about how they negotiate parenthood, specifically the challenges of being an artist and raising children. Wylie Garcia spoke about managing creative time with young children, ways to stay engaged in one's practice, finding time to make art, and how to incorporate it into the daily routine, without feeling guilty. Cheryl Chudyk spoke about feeling like an outsider among both her childless colleagues in art and other non-artist parents, not quite fitting in with either. Ben DiNino spoke to being a stay at home parent and how he has adapted his process to be more flexible with both the time and energy available to him. Teresa Cribelli spoke about how parenting sets strict parameters around each daily schedule.


The Money $how Curator's Talk

At Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 10 April-10 August 2021, The Money $how takes guests on a tour of late-stage capitalism. Each artist in the exhibition uses collage to unpack ideas about money and its influence on our culture. Artworks speak about Black wealth, immigrant remittances, and how mid-20th century advertising informs present-day attitudes. Artists collage dollar bills into flowers and mine material remnants to tell stories about home economics. On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Co-curators of The Money $how Frank Juarez, the publisher of Artdose Magazine, and Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine hosted an opening talk.


Celebrating Women Past & Present: The Collage Art of Jann Haworth & Liberty Blake

Saturday, January 16th, 2020. Jann Haworth was a leading figure in the British Pop Art scene of the 1960s when the Beatles asked her and her then-husband, Peter Blake, to make the album cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which won four Grammys in 1967. The cover became one of the most famous album covers of all time. Over time, Haworth came to see a problem. Of the seventy-five luminaries in the collage, only twelve were women. In 2016, Haworth teamed up with her daughter, collage artist Liberty Blake, to make The Work in Progress mural to correct the oversight. A community-driven effort, Haworth and Blake created workshops that taught people how to turn a photograph into a stencil. The women in the mural span time and geography. The iconic image of Rosa Parks holding her arrest number stands between Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth I. Princess Diana peeks over the shoulder of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Celebrities mingle with scientists and mathematicians. Yayoi Kusama appears in her polka dot dress. An article about the mural appears in Kolaj #31. In this virtual event, Kolaj Magazine Editor Ric Kasini Kadour interviewed Haworth & Blake about The Work in Progress mural; collage's role in the British Pop Art scene of the 1960s; making art as a mother-daughter team; and how art can teach us and help us remember our history.


How-To Kolaj

Sunday, December 6, 2020. At Kolaj Magazine, we are often asked by artists how to be featured in the magazine or how to list an exhibition or how to get a book listed on Collage Books. In this forum, Editor and Publisher of Kolaj Magazine Ric Kasini Kadour walked attendees through the various ways in which one can both submit to the magazine and be featured. Kadour offered a brief presentation, after which he took questions about the magazine, upcoming events, and various initiatives and projects.

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Collage Communities Forum

Saturday, November 21, 2020. Collage is unique in the larger art world in that communities and collectives play an important role in the production and promotion of the art form. Collage groups organize exhibitions, run online calls to artists, facilitate exchange across borders. In this virtual forum, leaders of collage communities in North America, Europe, and Latin America shared their experience bringing artists and collage enthusiasts together.

Image by Lisa Wicka


Navigating Digital and Analog Worlds: Collage and Printmaking

Wednesday, September 30, 2020. David Wischer and Lisa Wicka discussed how printmakers work with the repeatable image and how printmaking and collage are natural partners.

Image by Lory Ivey Alexander


Women in Collage: An International Round Table of Artists

Thursday, September 24, 2020. Dafna Steinberg, Lory Ivey Alexander, Ainize Txopitea, Lisa Wicka, and Marie-Pier Lopes discussed the role of women in collage as artists and subjects.


Cat & Paste Workshop: Cats, Art History, & Collage

Caturday, September 12, 2020. Cat & Paste Club's Dafna Steinberg exploreed cats in art history and showed contemporary cat collage.

Image by Max-o-matic


The Future of Collage

Saturday, September 5th, 2020.The Weird Show's Max-o-matic and Kolaj Magazine Editor Ric Kasini Kadour discussed what makes and defines collage and how technology and social media are used to organize community and diffuse artwork.

Image by Anila Babla


Collage Beyond the Art Form: Collage as Therapy, Education, & Community Engagement

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020. Hope Amico, Anila Babla, Anna Innocenti, Stacie Speer Scott, Julia Volonts, Holly Wherry, and Christine Sloan Stoddard discussed collage as therapy, education, community engagement, and how the medium can serve the needs of the community.

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Image by Michele Fanfair-Steury


Collage Cast: What Would A Television Show about Collagists Look Like

Thursday, August 27th, 2020. Artist Daniel Lynds presented the pilot of a collage-focused show he produced. In the twenty-minute episode, host Michele Fanfair-Steury interviewed collage artist Dafna Steinberg about her artwork and life as an artist.

Image by Alyce Santoro


Radical Reimaginings
at 516 ARTS

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020.The artists at the virtual opening and book launch of "Radical Reimaginings" spoke about what stories they are re-imagining. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

Image by Enrique “Kike” Congrains


Latin American Collage

Saturday, August 15th, 2020. From Lima, Peru, Kolaj Institute Fellow Enrique “Kike” Congrains spoke about collage in Latin America with 516 ARTS Director Suzanne Sbarge.

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Kasem Kydd at Thompson Gallery. Courtesy of gallery.


Was, Is, An Eclipse at Thompson Gallery

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020.Curator Todd Bartel gave a virtual tour Kasem Kydd's "Was, Is, An Eclipse" exhibition of assemblage, collage, installation and video at Thompson Gallery and then, with the artist, discussed the exhibit.

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Image by Christopher Kurts


Chaos To Order: Collaborative Collage in Performance

Saturday, August 8th, 2020. The Mystic Krewe of Scissors & Glue live collaged a 6-foot tall obelisk in the atrium of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

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Detail of art by Michael Pajón


Meet the Gallerist: Christy S. Wood at LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020. LeMieux Galleries co-owner Christy S. Wood gave a virtual tour of the "Family" exhibition and spoke about her work as a gallerist.

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Public Space, Street Art, & Collage: Kolaj Street Krewe

Thursday, July 30th, 2020. What is the role of collage in street art? Rosie Schinners and FANCLUB13 presented a history and contemporary survey and invite others to consider the art practice.

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Image by EveNSteve


Plagues, Monuments & Going Big: In-Camera Collage in a Hayfield Gallery

Saturday, July 25th, 2020. Artists EveNSteve offered a virtual tour of their outdoor art gallery and talk about their recent work, in-camera collage and their practice.

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Image by Ben DiNino


Kolaj Fest New Orleans: Tales from the Bayou

Monday, July 20th, 2020. At this virtual reunion of Kolaj Fest New Orleans, Rosie Schinners, Danielle Cole, Sarah Cowling, Ben DiNino, Kevin Sampsell, Paloma Trecka, Christopher Kurts, and Ric Kasini Kadour told stories about annual event that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kolaj LIVE Online & Fundraising Exhibition Launch

Sunday, July 19th, 2020. Kolaj Magazine Editor Ric Kasini Kadour spoke about the series and artists in the Fundraising Exhibition to Support Kolaj Institute spoke about their artwork.

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Past Activities


Collage Castell

Inspired by a tradition at festivals in Catalonia, Spain, Collage Castell is an experiment in Human Tower building. The project is a collaborative collage making project and exchange. Here's how it works: Enclosed with your Kolaj LIVE Online Program Book are four Bauhaus-inspired starters on which we invite you to start a collage and then send to another artist to complete. Completed collages emailed to us will be posted in an online exhibition. MORE INFO & JOIN

Image by Vanessa Compton



The Fundraising Exhibition

Online, July 15th, 2020 to September 30th, 2020. As part of Kolaj LIVE Online, Kolaj Institute is hosting a Fundraising Exhibition to support the organization's residencies, publications, fellowships, and traveling programs. The artwork on sale benefits both the artist and the organization. VISIT

Artists: Meikel Church | Danielle Cole | Vanessa Compton | Enrique "Kike" Congrains | Ben DiNino | David Crunelle | Michael Pajón | Haley Sanborn | Jill Stoll | Athena Petra Tasiopoulos | Bianca Walker | Bredt Bredthauer | Andrea Burgay | Paola de la Calle | Guillaume Chiron | Katie McCann | EveNSteve | Olivia Descampe


Kolaj LIVE Online Program Book

The Kolaj LIVE Online Program Book is your guide to the event. The 62-page book includes in-depth descriptions of the fourteen Kolaj LIVE Online events along with biographies of the presenters and institutional partners. The book serves as the catalog for the Kolaj Institute Fundraising Exhibition. It also comes with four starter collages to participate in the Collage Castell activity, a cat-themed Cut Out Page for the Cat & Paste Workshop, and a commentary about the creation of the event. MORE


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About Kolaj Institute

The mission of Kolaj Institute is to support artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, & disseminate ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. We operate a number of initiatives meant to bring together community, investigate critical issues, and raise collage’s standing in the art world.


About Kolaj Magazine

Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. We are interested in collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini. Visit Kolaj Magazine online.


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