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Celebrate our new exhibition On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America, which explores how art can help us understand what it means to belong to family, community, and this place we now call America. Enjoy the acoustic melodies of Kalyn Fay Barnoski and the folkloric sounds of Grace Givertz, then experience the power of poetry with live readings from published author Anna V. Q. Ross, the innovative duo Adobo-Fish-Sauce, and a poetry screening featuring Amanda Gorman. Head over to the Create Studio in the afternoon to create your own pinch pot home out of clay.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Poetry Screening of In This Place (An American Lyric) by Amanda Gorman
10 am–5 pm | Meet outside exhibition entrance
American poet and activist Amanda Gorman’s work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. This poem will be on video loop throughout the day.
Musical Performance by Kalyn Fay Barnoski
11–11:30 am | Main Atrium
Kalyn Fay Barnoski (Cherokee Nation enrollee, Muscogee Creek descent) is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, curator, and educator from Oklahoma. Their work focuses on self-location, community-building, collaboration, and empathy through the use of music, publication, storytelling and contemporary craft.
Poetry Performance by Anna V.Q. Ross
1–1:30 pm | Main Atrium
Anna V. Q. Ross is the poetry editor for Salamander Magazine and teaches creative writing and literature at Tufts University and at MCI Concord through the Emerson Prison Initiative. Her most recent book Flutter, Kick won the 2020 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. Her previous book, If a Storm, won the Robert Dana-Anhinga prize from Anhinga Press, and she is also the author of two poetry chapbooks.
Drop-In Art Making
1–3 pm | Create Space
What does home mean to you? Many animal beings (including humans) build their homes with stones and mud materials for shelter, warmth and protection. Shape a pinch pot home of your own with a ball of clay. Feel the texture in your hands as you sculpt a place where you would love to live. All supplies provided during workshop.
Musical Performance by Grace Givertz
2–2:30 pm | Main Atrium
Grace Givertz is a Boston-based indie folk singer songwriter. She pairs her witty and honest lyrics with various instruments to bring a refreshing sound to folk.