This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.
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Mixed Media Speaker Series – Rights and Wrongs, Part 1 of 3 | Webinar
Tuesday, October 20 • 4pm
presented by MICA
“Rights and Wrongs” is a 3-part series that explores a range of perspectives, including the history of race in America and the Black Lives Matter movement, women’s suffrage and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, immigrant rights, public health vs. individual liberty, voter rights and voter access, freedom of speech and the arts, or other topics and approaches that connect to this theme.
Panelists for Part 1 include Xaviera Simmons, a visiting lecturer and the inaugural Solomon Fellow at Harvard University. Her interdisciplinary art practice is rooted in shifting definitions of landscape, character development; art, political and social histories and the interconnectedness of formal processes. Joining her is Dr. Martha S. Jones, a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. She is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. The event is co-hosted by Sheri Parks, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, and Chloe Green, General Fine Arts (Major) | MICA, ’21.
Register in advance at: https://mica-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V9sERp4tTQmBXbsQmDuyXg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Queer Threads: Fresh Voices
Tuesday, October 20 • 6-7pm
presented by Transformer DC
A conversation with curator John Chaich and artists André Terrel Jackson and Zoe Schlacter exploring how queerness informs their thread-based fiber practices and works on view at The Corner at Whitman-Walker and Transformer. Moderated by Caroline Kipp, Curator of Contemporary Art at The Textile Museum, and Victoria Reis, Executive & Artist Director of Transformer. Hosted by The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in collaboration with Transformer.
MINA CHEON ONE KOREA | Zoom Artist Talk
Thursday, October 22 • 10:30am
presented by Julio Fine Arts
The Julio Fine Arts Gallery of Loyola University Maryland invites you to join us on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30AM for a very special virtual artist talk by Mina Cheon, a global Korean new media artist, scholar, and educator who lives and works between Baltimore, New York, and Seoul. The talk, MINA CHEON ONE KOREA will explore Cheon’s new body of work Dreaming Unification: Protest for Peace along with an introduction to Cheon’s artistic progression and personal history. This program is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org).
Image above courtesy of Mina Cheon Studio (Photo by Cyrus Feldman)