- November 17, 2018 - 9 am – 5 pm
Reframing Doris McCarthy: A Symposium on the Life and Work of Doris McCarthy
Keynote by: Erin Silver
Presentations by: Steven Beckly, Jan L. Coates, Dustin Garnet, Nancy Holmes, Meaghan Hyckie, Harold Klunder and Catherine Carmichael, Eva Kolcze, Ralph Kolewe, Lou Sheppard, Wendy Wacko, and Lynne Wynick
This free, one-day, public symposium explored fresh perspectives on the life and work of Doris McCarthy through artist talks, poetry readings, academic papers, performances, a book launch, group choreography, and moderated discussions. Ranging from long-time friends and colleagues of McCarthy's, to young artists and producers, the presenters contributed new interpretations from a broad range of expertise within the fields of contemporary art, music, poetry, filmmaking, and dance that trace the artist's legacy through spirituality, mythology, and the power of place. This multi-disciplinary symposium examined McCarthy's impact on local and artistic communities as a pioneering feminist, innovative artist, and community builder.