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Gallery Talk - WOVEN | Jonell Logan + Michaela Pilar Brown

Artist Talk (WOVEN) 
Gallery Talk: Friday, February 22 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Main Gallery (120 Main Street)
Curator, Jonell Logan and featured artist, Michaela Pilar Brown for the current WOVEN exhibit on display in the main gallery of The Arts Center will host a gallery talk on Friday, February 22 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm! Free coffee and cookies will be provided to attendees. 
Guest Curator: Jonell Logan
Jonell Logan is an independent curator and arts advocate dedicated to supporting artists and creative active and accessible creative spaces. She is also the Executive Director of The League of Creative Interventionists, a non-profit network of community catalysts using art and culture to re-imagine our communities.
Guest Artist: Michaela Pilar Brown
Michaela Pilar Brown is an image and object maker, a multidisciplinary artist using photography, installation and performance.  She studied sculpture and art history at Howard University, though she has always been a maker of things.  She cut her teeth in the halls of a museum where her mother worked as a security guard.  She has been immersed in the culture of objects, their making and interpretation her entire life. Brown has a full-time studio practice, a curatorial, exhibition and event planning practice that specializes in bringing contemporary art and arts related programming to private and public spaces.  She serves as a facilitator with Artists U, a grass roots professional development non-profit using open-source materials to share professional development tools and strategic planning with artists. She is an artist facilitator for Amplify Columbia, Strategic planning initiative for the city of Columbia, SC., She is a member of the board of directors of the of the Tapps Arts Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and of One Columbia, the city’s Public Art.
Brown is the 2018 grand prize winner of ArtFields, a juried art competition.  She is a 2018 inaugural resident artist of the Volcanic Residency, Whakatane Museum, Whakatane, New Zealand. In 2017 she was selected as the co-lead Indie Grits, Two-Cities Fellowship Artist.  in 2016 She was one of the six American artists selected to participate as a Resident Artist for OPEN IMMERSION: A VR CREATIVE DOC LAB produced by the CFC Media Lab, The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and JustFilms | Ford Foundation in Toronto, Canada, an Inaugural Resident Artist at the 2016 Sedona Summer Colony and a 2016 Artist in Residence, Kunstlerwerkgemeinschaft Kaiserslautern, Germany.  Brown is the 2016 Jasper Projects Artists of the Year, an artist Grant recipient at the Studio Center of Vermont, and an Artist Venture Grant recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission. She was was the 2011 Harvey B. Gantt Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation.
WOVEN - Exhibit Description: Constructed by fabric, linked by color, and assembled by rope and glass, Woven explores stories of history, identity, and youth as presented by contemporary black women artists. This material-based exhibition is curated by Jonell Logan, and features the artwork of Cheryl RileyKesha BruceMichaela Pilar Brown,  Roni Nicole HendersonShanequa Gay and Zipporah Camille Thompson.
WOVEN - Exhibit Duration: February 1 - 22, 2019
Event Contact: Jennifer A. Smith | 864.388.7800 or 



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