Jamie Topper is an artist whose practice spans public sculpture, ecological design, and music. She has designed and built museum exhibits, public sculptures and installations that engage the public in noticing and appreciating environmental phenomena and sound.
As a musician, Jamie specializes in Middle Easten and Afro-Caribbean rhythm traditions. Jamie has worked as a Teaching Artist in Chicago schools and community settings for over 12 years for nationally renowned arts organizations such as Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), Snow City Arts, Columbia College's Center for Community Arts Partnerships and Project AIM (Arts Integration Mentorship), Urban Gateways, and After School Matters. In 2010 Topper was awarded the acclaimed 3Arts Teaching Artist Award for her work. She received a Masters degree in Public Humanities from Brown University in 2014. She is currently producing a documentary video celebrating the Chicago Bomba community.
- Homan Square
- Ryder Journal Group Work Reflection
- Snow City: Ashley
- Snow City: Malik
- Snow City Arts
- Learning Notation
Jamie Topper has crowd-funded a project with 3AP
- $4,459 raised of $3,000 goal
- 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
- 3Arts matched
- 149% funded
Reflecting a lively, local resurgence of bomba, or Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance, this project will produce a film documenting bomba's historical and contemporary relevance.Read more about UN ARBOL QUE ME DE SOMBRA: Bomba in Chicago 2011-2012