I’m so happy to share the link from the April 2nd Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation event. This annual event invites four speakers to share on a topic of interest to the community. It’s a sign of a good event when you get as much as you give– and I found in addition to sharing, I learned a great deal from the other speakers. Each shared a fascinating perspective on their topic of interest– and the group was so open and welcoming. It was a delight! You can watch video presentations of the speakers (including me), linked on their website. Check it out!
One of the silver linings of the pandemic is getting the opportunity to visit classrooms in other places without the expense and climate impact of travel. I was thrilled to be asked to visit my AESS Board colleague and friend Karin Warren’s class at Randolph College. I shared my research and art with the class which focuses on Sustainability Principles and Practices. The students then worked to create their own craftivism pieces from film plastics. Check out their work below– what a thrill to see how they took the idea and ran with it! I love seeing how people can take the same idea and materials and come up with really different, fun, and innovative versions of the work.
Karin, I, and a handful of amazing artists, teachers, and researchers will be leading a discussion symposium at this year’s annual AESS conference in Baltimore MD on Craftivism in Practice.
This weekend, we’ll be sewing the whale from 10AM-2PM on Saturday and Sunday on Main Street in Middletown.
We’re planning a little earlier time because I’ll be presenting on Saturday night (April 2nd, 2022) at the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation’s Talk of the Towns event. This free event begins at 7PM (doors open at 6:15) and will include talks by me and three others: John Paoletti, Jo Schaller, and Warren Herzig on topics including the statue of David, policing, and family farms.
If you’d like to learn more about my work but cannot make it to Durham on the 2nd, I’ll be presenting about my work on Tuesday, April 5th at 6PM for the UHart Alumni Network. Learn more and sign up for this event here.