Artist Panel: Paper Is People

moderated by Tia Blassingame and Stephanie Sauer
Tuesday, July 18; 6–7:30pm CT

Join us for a panel conversation between co-curators, Tia Blassingame and Stephanie Sauer, and select exhibiting artists: Page Chang, Hong Hong, Chenta Laury, and Skye Tafoya. This virtual conversation will explore the importance of each artist’s relationship to the tradition of papermaking they practice, and what they are doing to revitalize and adapt those traditions.

Paper Is People: Decolonizing Global Paper Cultures offers a new definition of paper­ within a global and decolonial framework. This exhibition features works by local, national, and international artists and explores the vital role substrates play in human communities and how meaning is made from what we might call paper and papermaking. The exhibition is on view in MCBA’s Main Gallery April 14 through August 12, with a reception on Thursday, June 22.

Paper Is People is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and a Craft Research Fund grant from the Center for Craft.

Certificate: 1.5 hours, Category C

$12 suggested donation/participant; additional donations are welcome as they support our ability to host this programming

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this virtual artist panel we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the conversation online approximately 2 days before the panel’s start date.

Please note: Registration closes 7/14 at midnight (CT).