ARTtalk: To Remain Connected
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Online – A link to access the event will be emailed to each registrant.
Jenny Irene Miller, Raven Moffett, Shauna Caldwell: To Remain Connected
Join us as guest curators Jenny Irene Miller, Raven Moffett, Shauna Caldwell share their insight behind the exhibition To Remain Connected, currently being exhibited at the Turchin Center.
This exhibition brings together work grounded in Inuit artmaking across generations, as well as through multifaceted and evolving practices, with a hope to kindle conversations around the meaningful stories that are deeply rooted in community, placemaking and engage with ongoing legacies of creation.
About the Guest Curators
Jenny Irene Miller (she/they), Inupiaq, is originally from Nome, Alaska. Jenny employs photography, video, and sound in her art practice. She has also been exploring the mediums of sculpture and textiles. Her practice is grounded in storytelling and her identity, from Indigeneity to queerness, as well as familial and community relations. Jenny is informed and inspired by kinship. Jenny is currently a Master of Fine Arts – Photography candidate at the University of New Mexico. She is a SITE Santa Fe Scholar and recent Elizabeth Furber Fellow. Jenny received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photomedia and a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington.
Raven Moffett (she/they) is an artist and educator working on Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui land in Tucson. Raven’s poetic and lens-based artwork arises from examination of home and origin as a third culture, biracial and diasporic ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ/ white queer artist. She engages embodied performance, welcomes glitch work, and invokes multivocality of land, more-than-human kin, and ghosts in the technology to craft visual narratives which address trauma, healing, survivance, and home-building. Raven received her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University, holds a graduate certificate in Museum Studies, and is a current Photo, Video, Imaging MFA graduate student at the University of Arizona.
Shauna Caldwell (she/her) is a white, Appalachian artist, educator, and scholar rooted in her hometown of Boone, North Carolina. She uses multimedia and photographic processes to honor land, familial connections, sacred relationships, and transformation. Through her work, she explores collaborative opportunities for the expansion of Appalachian placemaking through the arts and loving community. Caldwell received BFAs in both Studio Art and Art Education, an MA in Appalachian Studies and is currently pursuing an advanced graduate certificate in Non-profit Administration at Appalachian State University.