July 18 - 22, 2022
from 9 am to 3 pm Daily

Greene Block + Studios, Downtown Waterville

Camp Brilliance is focused on art, activism, coalition building, and celebrating youth brilliance.

Over the course of the week, camp attendees will develop a social action project, learn about ways to make a positive change in their community, and get messy making art. Camp Brilliance will be led by Hardy Girls staff, members of our Feminist Action Board (FAB), and trained adult volunteers.

Who camp is for:

Camp Brilliance is open to girls and gender-expansive youth entering grades 5-8 in Central Maine*, and it is free of charge to all attendees.

When and where:

Camp Brilliance will be held Monday July 18 through Friday July 22, from 9 am to 3 pm daily. This year’s camp location is Greene Block + Studios in downtown Waterville, Maine.

Food and beverage:

Hardy Girls will provide water and snacks daily and attendees will need to bring a lunch on Monday-Thursday.
Hardy Girls will provide a celebratory lunch on Friday.

How to register:

Online Registration for Camp Brilliance is now closed.

In the event that there are changes to the current guidance on Covid-19, safety procedures will be determined and announced in advance of camp’s start date and will based on public health recommendations at that time.

* There are no geographic requirements for camp attendees, but campers must be dropped off at, and picked up from, camp each day in Waterville. Hardy Girls does not provide transportation to/from camp.

About the artist educators

Elizabeth A. Jabar

Elizabeth A. Jabar is a feminist printmaker who explores a range of personal-political issues in her work including cultural identity, representation, equity and maternal ethics. Her practice is located in the studio, the classroom and the community where she co-creates collaborative and participatory projects with students, colleagues and community members. Her hybrid works on paper and cloth display a highly personal visual language that incorporates motifs from popular culture, folk art, religious traditions, and textiles. Elizabeth’s printed objects and environments embody printmaking’s democratic tradition of resistance and collective power and reflect her commitment to art as a tool for social change.

Evelyn Wong

Evelyn Wong is an interdisciplinary artist exploring themes of history, trauma, culture, race, and gender through the lens of personal narratives as well as her Asian American heritage.  She has recently exhibited work at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum in Flagstaff, Arizona, the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California.  Residencies include The Studios at MASS MoCA and the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Artist’s Residency Program.  Wong received her BFA from the University of South Carolina and MFA from Maine College of Art. In 2019, she was awarded the Professional Development and Creative Entrepreneurship Grant at Maine College of Art to launch Fireball Bookbindery, where she currently crafts hand-bound journals and notebooks inspired by Asian traditions in materials, designs, and book-bindings.

Colleen Kinsella

Colleen Kinsella is a printmaker and musician born in 1975 in White Plains, NY. She currently lives and works in Portland, Maine. She graduated in 1997 from Syracuse University with a BFA in Photography and Printmaking. Kinsella has been a studio technician and instructor in the Printmaking Department at Maine College of Art since 2000.She will be teaching at USM’s Stone House Book Arts Program in the summer of 2014.