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Talk with Kathryn Clark: Refugee Stories
Fri, April 7, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
In conjuction with her solo show, Refugee Stories, Kathryn Clark will be speaking in depth about her ideas for the series and all of the research that went into it. She will also be speaking about her previous work and how it led into the Refugee Stories series.
We will also have a table set up with supplies to create welcome cards for refugee families coming into the US!
Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestries, Refugee Stories is a series of six embroidery panels that follow the recent journey of Syrian refugees. The second largest mass migration in history is documented in various points along the refugees’ path. Each point along their journey was affected by geography: by sea or land, pastoral farmland or war town desert. Using news stories, Google Earth, and numerical data from the UN, each panel pieces the journey into one polyphonic map.
This talk is FREE but we encourage you to make a donation to the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. You can do so online or in person at the gallery. Seating is limited so if you RSVP, please actually show up!