Sept. 7, 2018: Meredith Stern on Art and Activism

10:00am: Artist Talk with Meredith Stern

"Cultural Collaboration: Historical & Contemporary Examples of Radical Visual Art"
An Artist Talk with Meredith Stern
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Konover Auditorium
Dodd Center

The talk will start with a slideshow of work by socially engaged artists, collectives, and cooperatives (historical and contemporary). Then she will talk about her work as a member of the Justseeds Artsits' Cooperative. Finally she will introduce her current work, a series of prints on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She will talk about human rights issues in the United States and how to address these issues in visual artwork with an intersectional perspective.

Q and A to follow.


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11:15am: Documenting Dissent: Exploring Art Collaboration with Social Justice Movements

"Documenting Dissent: Exploring Art Collaboration with Social Justice Movements"
An exploration of posters, zines, and print publications in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center with Meredith Stern
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Dodd Center

We will look at work in the collection in the Research Center. We will consider some of the ways in which individuals create independent work, collaborate with organizations, and collaborate with other artists to visualize social justice. We will discuss questions artists and activists can use to create their own work. Such questions include: who is our audience, what form of language or culture may be most useful for communicating our message, and what is the relationship of text and image in visual communication.


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1:00pm: Poster and Sign Making for #StandUp4HumanRightsCT Rally

Poster and Sign Making for #StandUp4HumanRightsCT Rally with Meredith Stern
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Printmaking Studio
Bishop Center

Join us as we create original posters and signs dedicated to human rights and social justice.  Master printer and member of the Justseeds Artists' Collaborative Meredith Stern will guide us as we prepare for the #StandUp4HumanRightsCT Rally at the Capitol Building in Hartford on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00pm.  Drop in to the printmaking studio in Bishop Center between 1pm - 4pm.  No print experience required!

For more info on the #StandUp4HumanRightsCT Rally, visit the website here.

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