Meeting Date: Monday, September 20th, 2021
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
The September guest lecturer is Gina Adams! Gina will be presenting her lecture “Broken Treaty Quilts”.
Gina Adams’s cross-media studio work includes the reuse of antique quilts and broken treaties between the United States and Native American tribes, sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking and drawing.
She is a descendant of both Indigenous (Ojibwe) and colonial Americans.
Gina Adams spent her early youth in the San Francisco Bay, and her adolescent and early adult years in Maine. Her formal education includes a BFA from the Maine College of Art and MFA from the University of Kansas. She currently holds a tenure track Assistant Professor position at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2002, she received a BFA from the Maine College of Art. Gina comes to Emily Carr from the Faculty of Visual Arts in Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 2013, Gina received an MFA from the University of Kansas, where she focused on visual art, curatorial practice, and critical theory. In 2015 the noted international art critic Lucy Lippard wrote the introduction to her solo exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, which launched her art career with the Broken Treaty Quilts Series.
Broken Treaty Quilts
Quilts: Webster’s dictionary defines them as “a bed cover with stitched designs that is made of two layers of cloth filled with wool, cotton, or soft feathers”. The first use of the term ‘quilt’ is credited to the year 1555. But for the Native people of this country, my people, the quilt and what it represents transcends modern time keeping.
“My Broken Treaty Quilt project is an ally for all Indigenous nations and to make up for the wrongs passed down by our colonial ancestors who created the systems of removals, broken treaties, reservation systems, and relocation acts. It is my greatest hope to convince individuals of privilege to do the same. The visual art exhibition is my form of storytelling. I am moved by a sense of discovery and connection, and much of it is deeply connected and rooted within place and land. My life’s journey is about where the land, peoples, and stories come together.”