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The Vessel as a Metaphor: An Artist Talk by Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Artist Ebitenyefa Baralaye.
Artist Ebitenyefa Baralaye. Image courtesy the artist. 

Saturday, October 21, 2023
3:00 – 4:00 pm


In-person Event

Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown)
343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Lecture / Discussion
Open to the public
Free of charge

RSVP Requested

Join us for a talk by Detroit based artist and educator Ebitenyefa Baralaye, whose work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations of objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye received a BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Friedman Benda Gallery (New York), David Klein Gallery (Detroit), Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Los Angeles), the Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco), and the Korea Ceramic Foundation (Icheon).

This event is part of a series of events that include hands-on ceramic workshops led by Ebitenyefa Baralaye. The series is co-presented by Stamps Gallery, The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), and the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) in conjunction with the exhibition Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina, on view at UMMA from August 26, 2023 — January 7, 2024. This event series is sponsored by the U‑M Arts Initiative.

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