Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Nevada Neighbors September 9 kick-off!

Wed. Sept. 9 | 7 pm
Carson City Library

900 Roop Street
Nevada Neighbors Public Talk:
"Art + Change"

by Rachel M. Williams

Nevada Neighbors, CCAI's signature series of public talks, part of its visiting artists and scholars program of the same name, kicks off its 2009-2010 season on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm at the Carson City Library with a presentation by Rachel M. Williams of The University of Iowa. In what promises to be a lively and engaging illustrated talk, Ms. Williams, a teacher, artist, and cultural animator will talk about her work in the larger context of civically engaged and community-based artistic practice.

Rachel, a recipient of a MFA in painting, and a Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University, has worked with prison inmates in several states. "Women on the Inside" was a two-year program with prisoners at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. Participants read and discussed the works of well-known women writers, attended workshops with visiting authors, and then wrote stories of their own.

She is currently working on graphic novel.

Nevada Neighbors welcomes artists, curators and scholars to northern Nevada for brief, three-day to week-long residencies. In addition to the LIbrary presentations, participants visit local schools and colleges for talks and workshops, as well as informal community meetings and gatherings.

The talk is presented in conjunction with "Recycled Second"s, CCAI's project focusing on community-based practice, DIY fashion design, sustainability and civic engagement.

The Library talk is free and open to the public. Early arrivals will have a chance to meet Ms. Williams, with cookies and coffee served at 6:30 pm.

Directions to the Library.


[graphic from Rachel's Facebook page. Originally posted on September 2.]

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