ART TALKS: Story @ Hemphill Fine Arts

A Conversation with Workingman Collective
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Intent and choice can bridge the territory of what exists and what might be. Workingman Collective will be joined by U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Curator, Sarah Tanguy, and Stephanie Beck Cohen, PhD candidate in African Art History at Indiana University. Workingman Collective, Tanguy, and Beck Cohen will present and discuss works from a recent commissioned public art project in Monrovia, Liberia that began with a seed question about the infinite possibility inherent in the act of a handshake.
Examples of Liberian quilts and handmade objects will be available for sale and commission. All proceeds will go towards supporting Liberian artists and craftspeople.
Image: Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant of Workingman Collective with members of Waste Not Inc and Quageh Quilterrs Guild, Monrovia, Liberia, May, 2014

Beginning of collaboration with Quilters Alice Bracewell, Waste Not Inc. (Sinkor), Quageh, Maude Davis (Caldwell), and a team of young women who created a visual document of Story in an edition of quilts.