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Sonya Clark

Hair to There: Weaving Tales with Textiles


Thursday, October 22, 2015
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Through her multi-material approach, Sonya Clark addresses issues of race, identity, and heritage. The varied objects she crafts reflect a design sensibility inspired by the rhythmic improvisation of the rich textile and hair traditions of African Diaspora. Clark is the recipient of several awards, including 2014 Grand Jurors ArtPrize, 2011 United States Artist Fellowship, and a Pollock Krasner Award. Clark’s work is held in a number of private and public collections and has been exhibited in over 250 museums and galleries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and throughout the USA, including the White House; the Montréal Museum of Decorative Arts; the Hampton Museum; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

In partnership with the Institute for Humanities.


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