LaBelle Winery Art Talks

Date: 02.19.2017 - 03.19.2017

Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Location: LaBelle Winery, 345 NH-101 Amherst, NH 03031

LaBelle Winery Art Talks

The New Hampshire Institute of Art and LaBelle Winery are partnering to present art talks with NHIA Faculty.

February 19, 2017 3pm: Lucinda Bliss - 611 Miles: An Interrogation of Political, Natural, and Interior Borders

For the last several years, Lucinda Bliss’ creative work has sprung from the intersection of her life as an artist, academic, and runner. Her project, Tracking the Border, for which she received a 2016 Kindling Grant from the Warhol Foundation, supported a year-long inquiry into the 611 miles that make up the Maine-Canada border. The project included interviews with a Passamaquoddy Council member, a Maine geologist, a former border patrol officer, and a forester, among others, and the stories and perspectives that emerged from these conversations led her to question assumptions about the nature of borders that had far-reaching and personal implications. Exploring remote areas of the border, learning about the history of the land, experiencing its boundaries physically—these navigations led her to an unexpected body of work that draws on artistic precedents like Ana Mendieta and Richard Long. In her talk, she will expand on these connections, and illuminate how a project that was inspired by global politics linked those concerns to personal questions about gender and power.

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March 19, 2017 3pm: Joel Gill - Our Stories Connect Us

Our Stories Connect us is an interactive lecture that deals with the disunity in society, explores the historical reasons why this disunity exists, and uses exercises to demonstrates that we are essentially one people with one shared story. Joel Gill was recently included in NH Magazine’s 2016 It List and received Boston University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award. 

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For more information please contact Sara Ceaser, Alumni and Membership Coordinator at saraceaser@nhia.edu


(Featured image by Sid Ceaser)