Join us at the Hand Art Center this Thursday, November 21st from 6:30-7:30p for an Artist Talk with Lexa Walsh (Community Artist in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts).
Lexa Walsh is an interdisciplinary socially engaged artist based in Oakland, CA. Walsh has lived, worked, exhibited and toured internationally. She works as anthropologist, archivist, collaborator, experience maker, explorer, facilitator and participant, engaging in hospitable democracy. The essence of her work is situated in performance and direct engagement. She does interactive public art projects, which bring together members of the public to share in conversation, cheer, song, play, dance and food.
Through these and other social interactions, observations and interpretations (sometimes misinterpretations), she makes site-specific projects that investigate elevating everyday activities into tools for community and relationship building.
While serving as the Community Artist in Residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach is creating an alternative “Senior Club”, with a series of activities involving meals, recipes, songs, games, art making and workshops, that lend themselves to storytelling. She will record and present these stories and oral histories, via a community cookbook, audio and visual documentation.
Cultural Credit for Stetson Students.