Washington, DC textile and mixed media artist, Amber Robles-Gordon leads a beginner’s-level art lesson creating “Talking Sticks” – a symbol used in many indigenous cultures to designate the authority to speak within a group setting. This symbolic art-making lesson reflects on the long history of community activism within the African American community and beyond and encourages dialogue while providing space for personal reflection and introspection.
“Talking Sticks” created in the workshop will be included in an installation that will hang in the Atrium of the Guerrieri Student Union at Salisbury University. *Image: Installation, Above All You Must Not Play At God, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, photo by: Stephen Spartana
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
SEATING IS LIMITED, Advance registration is REQUIRED. To MAKE A RESERVATION: email Tara Gladden, SU Art Galleries Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with TALKING STICK WORKSHOP in the subject or sign up via EVENTBRITE - link provided.
Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office in collaboration with the Guerrieri Student Union Associate Dean of Students Office, and organized by SU Art Galleries, The Talking Stick Project is offered as part of SU IS US, an initiative promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. Admission to the workshop and artist talk are free and the public is invited.
Branches for the Workshop were collected by the SU Horticulture Department from Salisbury University's Campus.
*The workshop will be documented via video by SU communication students lead by SU Professor Aaron Gurrly for inclusion in a documentary film about the project; off camera areas will be available for participants that do not wish to be on camera.
FULL SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS:
TALKING STICK WORKSHOP: Thursday, April 12, 6-8:30pm, Assembly Hall, Academic Commons, Room 462
ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION: Monday, April 16, 6pm, Nanticoke Room, GSU
NO RESERVATION REQUIRED
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Come hear the artist talk about her work & celebrate the project! Light refreshments will be served.
For more information visit: https://suartgalleries.org/2018/03/15/the-talking-stick-project-with-amber-robles-gordon/