Five Days Left! The Rise of the Global Artist: Lessons From South Africa
Only 5 days left to register for this event! On January 19th, immerse yourself in an interactive dialogue about the ‘global artist’ phenomenon and its transformative impact on human creativity.
Attend in-person or online! Join us for an enlightening evening of discussion to explore the emerging phenomenon of the global artist. Examined through the lens of the vibrant South African arts and culture scene, "The Rise of the Global Artist: Lessons From South Africa" is a journey into the heart of human creativity and global interconnectedness.
In our increasingly interconnected world, the concept of the 'global artist' is more relevant than ever. This unique event blends personal travelogue with a deeper exploration of the global art scene, offering rare insights into how cultural exchange can shape the American and global artistic landscape.
What To Expect
Personal Stories and Insights: Your host and discussion moderator, Beverly Aarons, will share the experiences and reflections from her recent journey to Johannesburg, South Africa, and uncover some of the powerful stories of the local artists and culture bearers she met.
Interactive Discussion: Dive into discussions about the influence of global dynamics on the art world. Discover how artists across continents are more connected than ever, and have an opportunity to cultivate deep cultural exchanges that could help push the boundaries of any given artistic discipline.
Inspirational and educational interview: Your host and discussion moderator, Beverly Aarons, will interview the guest artist, Mpho Mokgatlhe, a South African pottery artist reviving indigenous methods.
Mpho describes her work:
Mpho Mokgatlhe transcription:
It's spiritual work. It's African-centered work. Most of, well all of it, is not learned. But I work mostly from feeling. So it is expression and relaying of messages and a remembrance also, for myself, because I do notice that if I'm not going to learn how to sculpt or learn how to process my clay, but basically work off of feeling, and then add on to that innate knowing of what I should be doing, you know, it does feel like a remembrance, like I've done this before. But the works themselves, for me, are a celebration of a forgotten art, here in, in South Africa, and in Africa, really. Because now, we do make African works. There are famous potters here that make African works, but their technique and all of it is westernized. So that sort of technique and remembrance of how my people used to work with clay, and how they express themselves through art is what I'm trying to revive or celebrating that way of work.
Who Should Attend?
Art lovers, cultural explorers, creatives seeking inspiration, or anyone curious about the impact of global connection on the arts will find this event enriching and thought-provoking.
📅 Date: Friday, January 19, 2024
⏰ Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
📍 In-Person Location: Blue Cone Studios, 1520 11th Ave, Seattle WA
📍 Virtual Location: Online
🎫 Tickets: $25 (We also have a limited number of "inclusion tickets" for BIPOC and low-income attendees.)
🍽️ 🍹Complimentary snacks and drinks available for all in-person attendees!
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This event will be recorded. 🎙️
How To Get A Low-Cost Ticket
We are offering a limited number of donation-only ‘inclusion tickets’ to BIPOC and low-income individuals who want to attend this event. You can make a donation of any amount and get an in-person or online ticket.
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