Alice Beasley: Having Her Say
Video premiere and Artist Talk
online via Zoom
Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1:30pm PT
Fee: $5 TAC and FAMSF members, $10 general public
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Paid attendees will have access to a recording of the event for seven days.
Join us for the premiere episode of TAC’s Artist Series, featuring artist Alice Beasley. For thirty years, the Oakland-based, self-taught quilter Beasley has spoken out on issues and events that are meaningful to her through her figurative appliqué quilts.
The first episode, shot by filmmaker Mark Haffenreffer, captures Beasley at work, her process and inspirations. It also tells the story of how she came to quilting and fabric portraiture, and the themes in her work, including her family history and expressions of the Black Experience in the United States.
Following the viewing of the film, there will be a conversation between Beasley and fellow fiber artist Mirka Knaster. They will discuss in depth selected pieces of Beasley’s works, their context, and messages. The two artists will also discuss their separate but mutual paths to artistic expression.