Video Lecture: Creative Resistance – Political Art + Craftivism

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    Politics – past and present – provide ample fodder for creative inspiration.  Sarah Bearup-Neal, Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) gallery manager, surveys some of these powerful examples during a slide lecture. Tickets for this online program are $10 for GAAC members and $15 for non-members. Registered viewers will receive an access code by email that will allow them to watch this video presentation anytime from Sunday, September 20th – Saturday, November 7th.

    From Theodore Gericault’s 19th century painting, The Raft of the Medusa, to the thousands of pink, hand-knit caps worn during the historic 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC, the visual arts show themselves to be expressive tools. Craftivism is a creative movement that began to take shape in the early 2000s. It sought to combine visual art with activism, and turned to the so-called “domestic arts” of embroidery, knitting, and hand stitching to comment on a wide range of current topical issues – from feminism to sexism to environmental concerns.

    Please note: Some material contained in this presentation is sexually suggestive, and would be considered “adult”. It may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

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