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Craft Research Talks: Community, Tradition, and Culture

November 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. for a special Craft Research Talks: Community, Tradition, and Culture. This is a UNC Asheville Humanities Common Lecture, it is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held in the Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville and will be live-streamed and recorded.

This event is in conjunction with the Center for Craft and its exhibition “Preservers, Innovators, and Rescuers of Culture in Chiapas,” on view at their Bresler Family Gallery from November 17, 2023 to July 13, 2024. “Preservers” features eleven weavings by acclaimed Indigenous artisanas (artists) from Chiapas, Mexico, to understand the position of garments and textiles of Chiapas. The pieces were commissioned by Aram Han Sifuentes, the 2022 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellow.

Han Sifuentes is a social practice and fiber artist, writer, and educator who works to center immigrant and disenfranchised communities.

Han Sifuentes will be in conversation with interdisciplinary artist and ritualist Luis Alvaro Sahagun Nuño for a discussion on the relationship between culture preservation, community, tradition, and artist-led practices. Their conversation will be moderated by Mellanee Goodman, the Center for Craft grant program manager. An audience Q&A will follow their conversation.


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November 15, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Center for Craft
Humanities Program
Key Center for Community Engaged Learning


Lipinsky Hall Auditorium