conversation with the artists
Thursday, February 9 – Register here
The Clinton Presidential Center Presents “Women’s Voices: Activism in Art,” a dynamic conversation with three world-renowned fiber artists whose art quilts are on display in our current exhibition, “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights.” Guest curator, Allida Black, Ph.D., will moderate the conversation.
Hollis Chatelain is an internationally renowned and award-winning artist. Through a dynamic and characteristic style marked by dreamlike imagery, elaborate use of color, and intricate thread detail, Chatelain creates unique compositions that address challenging social, environmental, and political themes.
Shin-hee Chin is a fiber artist and professor of art at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. Her work addresses issues of the female body, cultural identity, and sense of belonging.
Sara Trail started sewing at age 4. As a college student, she realized how art and justice are connected when she created a quilt honoring Trayvon Martin, who was killed walking home from a store. That inspired her to empower young artists to find their voices and to found the Social Justice Sewing Academy.
Allida Black, Ph.D., is a Historian and Advisor to Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She also curated this exhibit. She is author of ten books and dozens of articles on Eleanor Roosevelt, the evolution of human rights, and women’s political history, and is editor emeritus of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a documentary history of Roosevelt’s efforts to construct and apply the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Saturday, February 11 – Register here
Meet and learn from Hollis Chatelain and Shin-hee Chin, two of the world-renowned fiber artists who created art quilts that are featured in the “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights” exhibition.
During this program, each artist will discuss the process of creating an intricate, finished piece from an initial concept, including the importance of storytelling and narrative. Artists and activists of all ages are encouraged to attend.
These programs are sponsored in part by the National Archives Foundation.
Clinton Presidential Center Presents is a partnership between the Clinton Foundation, Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, and Clinton Presidential Library.