Tannery Talks

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at the tannery arts center

The Tannery Talks series is an exploration with community leaders and Tannery artists of the role of the arts in social activism, identity, and self-expression. The events are free, open to the public, and welcoming to the Santa Cruz community.

Sept 13, 2018
Radius Gallery, 7-8:30pm
A Room for Everyone
The role of the arts in addressing access to housing.
Moderator: Margaret Niven (Tannery resident, Artist, Art Educator)
Panelists include:
Greg Handberg (Artspace Projects, Inc.)
J.M. Brown (Chair, County Housing Commission, Analyst for County Supervisor Bruce McPerson, Former Chair, Arts Council of Santa Cruz County)
Gary Ingram (Tannery resident, Silversmith/small metals)
Linda Cover (Tannery resident, Artist, Art Educator)
Event partner: Smart Solutions for Homelessness

October 13, 2018
Colligan Theater, 5pm
Diaspora Performance Project: Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center
Talk back exploring the 40+ year connection between dancers of the African Diaspora and the Santa Cruz community. Ticketed performance to follow.
Moderator: Cat Willis (Founder, Director TWDCC)
Panelists include:
Mandjou Kone (Mali)
Vivien Boussamina (Congolese)
Shawn Merriman Roberts (Haitian Folkloric)
Blanche Brown (Haitian Folkloric)
Marian Oliker (African Dance Organizer)

November 8, 2018
Radius Gallery, 7-8:30pm
She Speaks: Feminism and the Female Body
An exploration of womanhood in 2018 through the lens of Santa Cruz artists and activists. Discussion will range from vulnerability and violence to resistance and resilience.
Moderator: Jasmine Schlafke (Tannery resident, Poet, Word Church)

January 17, 2019
Radius Gallery, 7-8:30pm
Creativity, Spirituality and Social Justice
Finding the connection between art, spirit and activism.
Moderator: Yasmina Porter (Tannery resident, Dancer, Dance Educator, Fulbright Scholar, Dance Historian)