In support of efforts to build capacity and foster a workplace environment that encourages authentic inclusion, the City and County of Broomfield's department of Diversity, Equity and Organizational Development has partnered with Denver Metro based artist and cultural capacity strategist Chloé Duplessis to offer the Capacity through Creativity program.
The innovative program is the first of its kind, and utilizes art, history and team-building techniques to mindfully address equity, inclusion and accessibility challenges. Nearly 175 employees participated in the program that began on March 29 and wrapped on May 4.
The art created during the program will be featured in a city-wide art exhibition at the Broomfield Library through June 24, and then at the Georgie Diciero City and County Building through the end of the exhibit. It includes over 100 original works of art created by employees. The exhibition is free, open to the public and runs through July 17, 2022.
Chloé Duplessis creates images that illuminate the forgotten, elevate the unknown, and mindfully address the present. In doing so, she seeks to erode the social constructs that oppress people of color and those navigating disability. She is a legally blind artist, historian and culture bearer committed to creating work that centers history and healing.
With over twenty years of experience in intercultural engagement, arts administration and advocacy, she has traveled to nine countries and 24 states in support of her work.
For more information on the artist, contact the artist directly at Chloeduplessis.firstname.lastname@example.org, 720.793.4050 or duplessisart.com.