From Home Maker to Culture Shaper: Black Women's Creative Legacy

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Large meeting room

Event Details

Join Dr. Sharbreon Plummer as she takes us on a journey throughout history to uncover the connections between textiles, Black life and cultural memory. She will discuss her research which focuses on how quilting and fiber arts within the home served as one of the earliest forms of creative expression and cultural preservation for Black women—drawing parallels between how these stitches of the past inform present day artistry. 

About the Presenter: Dr. Sharbreon Plummer (Baton Rouge, LA) is an artist, researcher and storyteller who focuses on unearthing hidden histories of artistic expression in communities of color. Her upbringing in southern Louisiana informs her interest in how culture and ancestral memory act as influencers of personal expression and contemporary creative production. She currently serves as the Director of Advocacy and Artist Services at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

To attend in-person: To comply with social distancing guidelines, in-person seating is limited and registration is required to attend. Registration is available on this webpage or call 225-231-3750 for registration assistance.

To attend virtually: View this event virtually on Facebook Live at at 2pm Saturday, March 20, 2021. A recording will be available at and after the event.

Event Type(s): Arts/ Crafts, Educational Interest, Entertainment/ Recreation, History/ Genealogy, Pop Culture, Special Events, S.T.E.A.M.
Age Group(s): Adults

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