Performing History: Sally Hemings in the Artist’s Imagination
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Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Vinegar Hall at Common House: 206 W. Market St, Charlottesville, VA
Free Admission, drinks available for purchase
In this panel, African-American women artists and scholars discuss what “Sally Hemings” means to them in their work and consciousness. How do the facts of history inform the artist’s creativity, and vice-versa?How can a figure about whom we know so little mean so much to so many, and why has her moment finally arrived?
Come join us for a drink and lively, inspiring discussion in the cozy gathering space at Common House, as some of America’s most original thinkers and creators share their insights.
Featuring playwright Sandra Seaton (From the Diary of Sally Hemings), multimedia artist Marisa Williamson (UVA Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence), soprano Alyson Cambridge (Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall), Dr. Andrea Douglas (Exec. Dir., Jefferson School African American Heritage Center), moderated by actor/director/writer Leslie M. Scott-Jones (Charlottesville Players Guild, Capital Fringe Festival).
“Performing History” is supported by grants from the University of Virginia Office of the Vice-Provost for the Arts, Virginia Humanities and The J & E Berkley Foundation.