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Video Lecture: Creative Resistance – Political Art + Craftivism

September 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

$10 – $15

Video Lecture: Creative Resistance – Political Art + Craftivism
Viewable on-line September 20 – November 7, 2020

Politics – past and present – provide ample fodder for creative inspiration.  Sarah Bearup-Neal, Glen Arbor Arts Center gallery manager, surveys some of these powerful examples during a slide lecture. Tickets for this on-line program are $10 GAAC members, $15 nonmembers. Registered viewers will receive by email an access code that will allow them to watch this video presentation anytime from September 20 – November 7, 2020. Read more and register here:

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.

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

“Political Art + Craftivism” is offered in conjunction with the GAAC’s exhibition Power Tools [September 11 – November 5]. In addition to her duties at the GAAC, Bearup-Neal is a practicing fiber artist. She received a BFA from Michigan State University.


September 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am
November 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$10 – $15
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S. Lake Street
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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