Mar 14 Sat
Educational Program

Another Kind of Rarity: Allison Smith in conversation with Jessica Ingram

March 14, 2015

Surrounded by the distinctive quilts in Unconventional and Unexpected, Smith and Ingram, both on the faculty at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, will discuss ideas of style and desire within their individual bodies of work.

Allison Smith contributed the essay, “Quilts Are Quilts” to the new book Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar. Born in Manassas, Virginia, Smith is a Bay Area artist and tenured professor and chair of the sculpture program at CCA. Her artistic practice investigates the cultural phenomenon of historical reenactment, or Living History, using it as a means of addressing the relationship between craft, identity, and social activism.

A Nashville native, Jessica Ingram is a photographer and chair of the undergraduate photography program at CCA. Ingram’s work also investigates history, largely the sites and stories of the American South, and the ways in which events are remembered, memorialized, and in many cases unnoticed, unwritten, or just plain swept under the rug. 

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