Presented by Atlantic Black Box & Indigo Arts Alliance
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
Indigo Arts Alliance and Atlantic Black Box invite you to join us for the second event in our ReMapping New England series devoted to exploring the role of public art in inscribing history in the built environment and in shaping collective memory. This panel discussion on “Righting History” will feature Indigo’s Co-Founder and Artist Director, Daniel Minter, and dynamic artists Ayumi Horie and L’Merchie Frazier, who will discuss the ways artists use their creative voices to engage in social activism and their practice to shape the urban landscape.
• Daniel Minter is the Co-Founder of Indigo Arts Alliance and a founding director of Maine Freedom Trails, a role through which Minter has helped highlight the history of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in Maine.
• Ayumie Horie is a full-time studio potter from Portland, Maine who makes functional pots, mainly with drawings of animals. An inspiring teacher, thought leader, and maker, Ayumi’s organizational leadership and studio work can be seen shaping programs and collections throughout the US. She has held lectures and workshops in many universities, galleries, and museums around the world.
• L’Merchie Frazier is public fiber artist, poet, and holographer, and the Director of Education and Interpretation for the Museum of African American History, Boston/Nantucket. For the past fifteen years she has championed and pioneered place-based education and interdisciplinary history programs, projects, and lectures throughout the Museum.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council