Artist Talk with Lexa Walsh, Community Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts

November 21, 2013

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Lexa Walsh is an interdisciplinary socially-engaged artist based in Oakland, Calif. 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 the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, she 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 is available for Stetson University students.

Roberta Favis Curators Talk

October 5, 2011

7:30 p.m.

duPont-Ball Library room 25L

Roberta Favis is curator of the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection of works by Oscar Bluemner. She will be discussing the fall exhibition of newly conserved Oscar Bluemner works on exhibition at the Hand Art Center.