MassQing with Daniel Callahan

Presenter: Daniel Callahan

Rescheduled Dates/Times:

June 29, 2021, 6:00-7:00 PM
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July 6, 2021, 6:00-7:00 PM
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This workshop will enable participants to learn about Daniel’s technique and ritual of MassQing, which uses the human face as canvas to create living works of art that seek to reveal rather than conceal who we are:

1. Workshop introduction: An overview of MassQing followed by conversation and reflection on who and how we are
2. Translating reflections into visual ideas using line, color and form and mapping those ideas onto a diagram of the face
3. Using the materials paper and pen/markers/cutouts to make a MassQ design
4. Sharing the results with each other

Presenter Bio:

Daniel Callahan is a multimedia artist, filmmaker and designer. Merging various disciplines including painting, digital photography, film, music, writing, and performance Daniel seeks to create immersive experiences incorporating story, ritual and the human form to explore aspects of human resilience and mysticism. A graduate of the UPenn School of Design, and Emerson College, where he received an MFA in Film and Video, Daniel is a recipient of the Donor Circle for the Arts and NEFA Creative City Grants. His work has been featured in the Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Queens Museum, The New Orleans Museum of Art and publications such as The Bay State Banner and Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture.

As President of the Roxbury Cultural District Daniel strives to preserve, support and weave the rich artistic and cultural fabric of Roxbury with the people, organizations and institutions that make up the Roxbury Cultural District. For more information visit:

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“Passageways: The Place of Possibility Within Us” is a 2021 Spring/Summer workshop series offered free of charge by the Transformative Action Project. TAP is an initiative of Violence Transformed and the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law. TAP is supported by funds from the Federal Victims of Crime Act of 1984. These VOCA funds are awarded by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance.