_April 13 > Visiting Scholar Lecture by Rachel Grace Newmann > 5:30 p.m. > Hillside Auditorium 206
Rachel Grace Newman is an art historian from Toronto, Canada, with family roots in Jamaica. She specializes in the art history of the colonial Caribbean and contemporary art practices of the Caribbean and African diasporas.
Her research in colonial history has informed her curatorial and artistic practice. In the spring of 2016, she curated Blood in the Sugar Bowl at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, which used 18th-century sugar bowls as an entry point to examine the colonial sugar trade. Her art collective, In Rapture, is a collaboration with her brother, Alex, who completed his BA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. Using large-scale styled portraits and narrative photography, their work examines ancestral connections to geographic sites in a world impacted by the forced and voluntary migrations that took place under colonial rule.
After receiving her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2016, she went on to accept the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study of the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. At the moment, she is finishing her first book, Land That Knows Your Blood, an examination of Jamaica at the turn of the nineteenth century, the art of William Berryman, the beauty and pain of belonging and diaspora, and ancestral power.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
_May 6 > Studio + Design Center Grand Opening > Windgate Art + Design District > 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the opening of the Studio + Design Center in the Windgate Art + Design District. Tour the facility while viewing senior B.F.A. exhibitions throughout the building. In addition, guests will be able to purchase select student art from registered student organizations.
Artsaga’s will be open throughout the day offering a free citra-hopped brewed iced coffee, while supplies last, as well as a variety of coffee and refreshments to purchase. Free Pedal Pops will be given out to the first 100 guests.
Parking is limited at the Studio and Design Center, so guests are encouraged to park at Fayetteville High School, 994 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd., Fayetteville, with a direct shuttle service to and from the center. The shuttle will be provided throughout time of the event.
_June 10-17 > Summer Arts Workshop for rising 10-12 high school students > FREE > Applications Open Now, Deadline March 20
_Studio + Design Center > Now open to the public Monday-Thursday > 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. > Schedule a tour of the facility by emailing email@example.com
The Windgate Arts and Design District has open the doors to the new Studio and Design Center where students are studying ceramics, graphic design, photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing.
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