Visions, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening Lecture and Artist Reception

Calendar   Meredith
Location Mercer-Kesler Zoom Webinar followed by an Artist Reception in Gaddy Hamrick Weems Gallery 5:30-7:00pm
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Date Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Duration   1 hours
Details

Zoom with us on September 24th from 4:30-5:30pm. This year's Mercer-Kesler lecture will be in the form of Zoom Webinar (no physical audience) followed by an in-person, registration only artist reception in Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center Weems Gallery 5:30-7:00pm. 

Using vibrant colors that awaken the soul, mixed media artist, Alyssa Hinton, illustrates a theme of cultural regeneration through her unique southeastern Native American imagery. Her work is a provocative portrayal of the folklore and history surrounding her roots, utilizing tradition and vision with a contemporary edge. 

Her recent themes reflect an attempt to untangle a complicated web of events pertaining to the displacement of her Tuscarora (Eastern North Carolina) and Osage (Missouri/Kansas) ancestors. Alyssa’s narrative earth conscious works speak to the preservation of both the ecology and indigenous spiritual traditions. They bring to light aspects of a distinct by under-represented southeastern Native experience, one whose basic world view is rooted in ancient Mississippian mound culture. On a more personal note, by uncovering what has been denied or seemingly lost, the work also chronicles the artist’s “inner restoration”. 

The lecture will feature music by Charly & The Sunshine. Charly Lowry, an award-wining, singer-songwriter, is an activist for the Lumbee and Native American rights. Lowry immerses herself in the culture of American music and expanding her listening ear to various genres, all the while composing songs that give a personal account of her experience as an Indigenous woman walking in two worlds.

All admittance to campus is regulated by campus security at the main entrance. Event attendees and exhibition visitors will need to complete a self-assessment health form, provided through the Campus Clear App (https://www.campusclear.com). Please complete this form and be prepared to show your results to campus security. If you are unable to complete this form, admittance will not be granted. On campus, a mask must be worn at all times and social distance guidelines must be followed.

Please follow the link to register for the in-person, registration only Artist Reception on September 24 5:30-7:00pm: https://forms.gle/ADPiKv2eJPJMJqpE7

*Registration is required to attend in-person events on Meredith campus. Please carefully review the Covid-19 guidelines outlined on the regisitration form. 

All admittance to campus is regulated by campus security at the main entrance. Event attendees and exhibition visitors will need to complete a self-assessment health form, provided through the Campus Clear App (https://www.campusclear.com). Please complete this form and be prepared to show your results to campus security. If you are unable to complete this form, admittance will not be granted. On campus, a mask must be worn at all times and social distance guidelines must be followed.

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