Medium: Mixed Media
NonMember: Helms Jerrell
Helms is an interdisciplinary artist who weaves stories together using mixed media, ceramics, needlework, and jewelry making techniques. My work intentionally integrates art, faith, and culture into organizing strategies to build people power and social change. Using the language of culture- art, story, ritual,- Helms cultivates a sense of belonging, connection, and interdependence. through visual art, engaging community, and facilitating workshops around
My work exists at the intersection of art, community, justice, and place. The place in which I center my practice is QC Family Tree- a community in West Charlotte, NC where I and other residents seek to be kinfolk rooted through practices of creativity, prayer, and welcome. QC Family Tree is a neighborhood based community development organization as well as a spiritual community of hospitality and solidarity. QC Family Tree is cultivating community for the common good by building a little village where abundance is coming to life. It is located in the West Charlotte neighborhood of Enderly Park- a neighborhood that bears the wounds of economic injustice and racial oppression.