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The Artist as Researcher

A Discussion with Julia Gartrell, Howard Craft, M.C. Taylor, and Aya Shabu
August 31st, 2017
12:00 PM



Thursday, August 31, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Power Plant Gallery
320 Blackwell Street
American Tobacco Campus
Durham, NC

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A light lunch will be served.

Join us for this lunchtime discussion with current #PPGArtist and sculptor Julia Gartrell, playwright Howard Craft, musician M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, and former #PPGArtist and performance artist Aya Shabu, as they discuss their research methodologies in the pursuit of their craft.

Cosponsored by the Power Plant Gallery, an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Julia Gartrell

Julia Gartrell is a sculptor based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA in Art from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Her work explores Southern lore, Appalachian craft traditions, methods of mending, and ...

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Howard L. Craft

Howard L. Craft is a poet, playwright, and arts educator. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship and the author of several plays. The Off-Off Broadway Production of his most recent work, Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel ...

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M.C. Taylor

Hiss Golden Messenger

M.C. Taylor, Durham-based musical omnivore, birthed the folk rock band, Hiss Golden Messenger. "At once firmly steeped in tradition and immediately accessible" (NPR), Hiss Golden Messenger calls up a wide spectrum of American vernacular music, from Archie Brownlee to the Staple Singers, from ...

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Aya Shabu

Aya Shabu is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist living in Durham, North Carolina. A 2012-2013 Emerging Artist Grant recipient, Aya has choreographed for some of the Triangle's best theatrical productions, most notably The Parchman Hour, I Love My Hair and The Brothers ...

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