Art Meets Activism grant

  • Shaw, Margaret (PI)

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Grant funds will be used to introduce women in Kentucky to artists' books as a means of expression, through a lecture and workshops, in conjunction with an exhibit which will be held at the Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library at the University of Kentucky. The exhibit from the Women's Studio Workshop includes work by Kentucky feminist artists, Deborah Frederick and Susan E. King, and it "makes tangible more than thirty years of cultural, social, political and theoretical developments" (Patricia C. Phillips, Introduction to the Hand, Voice & Vision catalog). The lecture by Susan King, "What Kentucky Taught Me: a Native Daughter's Book Odyssey", is about her early interest in printing and storytelling, and the part Kentucky plays in her work. The two workshops will require a small fee to cover materials, and will be titled "That Fabulous Accordion Fold", inspired by the format of many of the books in the exhibit. These events will draw community viewers to the exhibit, and enhance the viewers' experience.
Effective start/end date7/1/135/31/14


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