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Queer Threads Symposium: Ramekon O’Arwisters Lecture & Crochet Jam
“Queer Threads: Making and Talking, Fiber and Fashion” is a week-long event series from April 10-14 at VCU’s Depot and satellite community locations. Please join us for a series of lectures, interactive community-inclusive art projects, and a speaker panel bringing all four guests (Cindy Baker, John Chaich, Ramekon O’Arwisters, and Jeanne Vaccaro) together to discuss the intersections of queerness, body image, fashion, textiles and community.
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Artist Lecture – 4/10 – VCU Depot 3:30-4:30pm
Crochet Jam – 4/10 – VCU Depot 5-8:00pm
Crochet Jam – 4/11 – Diversity Richmond (1407 Sherwood Ave) 12-6pm
Curator Lecture – 4/11 – Depot 5-6pm
Panel Discussion with Cindy Baker, John Chaich, Ramekon O’Arwisters, and Jeanne Vaccaro – 4/12 – Depot 6-8pm
The panel will discuss topics relative to these artists and scholars’ work: gender, race, sexuality, body size, difference, shame, celebration, community, fiber-based hand making and design.
Jeanne Vaccaro – Curator Lecture – 4/13 – Oliver Hall, Rm. 1024 at 11am
Fashion Plate Workshop – VCU Depot
Fashion Plate Performance Event – 4/14 – Black Iris Gallery (321 W. Broad St) 6-9pm
This event is funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative. The initiative funds visiting artists, designers, performers and scholars whose work offers a catalyst for student dialogue about diverse aspects of identity–culture, class, race, gender, sexuality, religion. For other Inclusion Infusion events, search “Inclusion” on the VCUarts calendar.