It is with incredible joy to announce the launch of We Are Anthracite. A project very near to my heart, and years in the making.
From the press release:
The Anthracite Heritage Museum in partnership with the University of Maryland recently completed phase one of a new digital exhibit titled “We are Anthracite” to collect and share the stories of people not represented in the museum. To share the stories of new immigrants in real time and to understand these cyclical patterns of behavior. To share the stories of people who have been in our region for centuries but whose stories weren’t presented. Site Administrator Dr. Bode Morin says, “the anthracite region hosts a unique and complex mining culture. It is one of the oldest industrial communities in the country composed and enriched by cultures from all over the world. However, it is important that we realize that global shifts continue to affect our area and as a museum that we explore those shifts to understand how our region is changing. We also need to examine some of the people whose impact on our culture is not formally recognized but who played an important role in who and what we are today.”
Thrilled to the May artist-in-residence at Homestead National Historical Park out on the prairies of Nebraska. I’ll be creating a quilt comprising archival imagery printed on cotton, profiling and bringing visibility to women homesteaders who are often left out of historical narrative. Looking forward to researching some incredible folks like Lucretia Marshbanks and Mary Forgal Lowell.
A huge thank you to editor Yiorgos Anagnostou and interviewer Artemis Leontis for the profile in Ergon, a magazine highlighting the Greek diaspora in American through arts and letters.
You can read the piece here.
It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Newcomb’s group exhibition Unthinkable Imagination: A Creative Response to the Juvenile Justice Crisis. It’s been an honor to work alongside 20+ other artists, creating a piece in response to a respective oral history with a formerly incarcerated young person in New Orleans. My large scale photograph printed on aluminum is accompanied by a vocal track artist Renee Benson created to sing with my piece.
Opening Reception at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University
Saturday January 21, 2023, 2-6:30 pm
I’m greatly appreciative to have received research funding from the Frison Institute as well as the Slater Fund for Linguistic Anthropology. These grants will fund my research in Superior, Wyoming as I dig into the town’s cultural and labor heritage through the interpretative signage at the former United Mine Workers of America union hall while conducting oral histories of community members.
Under the Shade I Flourish has an opening reception free and open to the public on September 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. The exhibition includes photography, video, interviews, and collected sound from conservation educational sites in Belize’s Cayo and Stan Creek regions. This multimedia installation explores and documents the crucial conservation practices developed over the past 40 years.
I am incredibly thrilled to be a member of the upcoming Democracy Lab cohort, a year-long academic, interdisciplinary and intergenerational project of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities and Research. There is a crucial role that the arts and humanities bring to a healthy community and democratic society, excited to be in community while strengthening best practices for my community-rooted work.
I just spent a week in Northeastern Pennsylvania with University of Maryland’s anthropology professor Paul Shackel, interviewing and filming Latinx community leaders in the region to bring their voices and lived experiences into The Anthracite Heritage Museum. This work will be launched as an online exhibition winter 2022.
As a deep public lands enthusiast, I am thrilled to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Bureau of Land Management’s Alabama Hills National Scenic Area in the California wilderness this month. I will be creating an online audio and visual guide to the layered uses of the land through time, utilizing photogrammetry of objects and land features and centering the voices of local stewards and community members.
What a treat to be welcomed on as the newest board member of the Laramie Public Art Coalition. I’m incredibly excited to work in service to my new community through the arts.