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Intersections – Creativity, Identity, and Activism
April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on April 8 from 6:30 – 8pm for a virtual showcase and panel discussion of artists on how art, identity, and activism intersect. We’ll be live-streaming this session on Facebook and YouTube. CART Captioning provided by McBurney Disability Resource Center.
Event is co-sponsored by University Housing, Center for Cultural Enrichment, International Learning Community, Multicultural Learning Community, Open House Learning Community, and The Studio Creative Arts Community.
Meet our Panelists
Isha Camara is a poet, visual and makeup artist hailing from South Minneapolis and a proud Aries. She’s a 4th year student studying Human Development and Family Studies at the university of Wisconsin-Madison and in the 11th cohort of First Wave. Isha’s purpose across all her mediums is to see color, feel sound, and give a narrative that create conversations suppled with empathy, driven with tenderness.
Austin is a queer artist and designer based in New York. Austin is a graduate of UW Madison’s Textile and Fashion Design program as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fashion Design program. Austin focuses on creating work that deals with identity and self-image in a playful and light-hearted way. Austin’s goal is to constantly question what identity means with pieces that are fun and whimsical because Austin believes building your identity should be an exciting, personal experience.
Adrian Lampron, also known as Poplar, is an organizer, singer-songwriter, and poet from Minnesota. Their art explores love and life as a trans person working to dismantle systems of oppression. Adrian currently studies history and political science at UW Madison and plans to become a civil rights attorney who plays concerts on the weekends.
Shiloah Symone Coley is a visual artist, currently pursuing her MFA in Studio Art in Washington, D.C. She interrogates the construct of Blackness in her research. Present in her work are explorations of childhood joys & traumas, grief, and displacement. Viewing her studio practice as inseparable from community-engaged practices, she has designed and facilitated art programming primarily centered on identity and cross-cultural understanding with Play Africa, the Madison Children’s Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has worked with court-involved youth through The Bubbler and is especially interested in using the arts as a tool for liberation and agency-activation with system-impacted youth. She currently serves on the board of the Justice Arts Coalition, which seeks to support artists in and around the carceral system.
Meet our Moderator