Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
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Feminine Identity in African Art
January 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-4
The Kennebunk Free Library will host artist, muralist and illustrator Toni Truesdale on Saturday, January 9 at 2pm. She will lecture about Feminine Identity in African Art. This event is presented by the Camden Conference in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Maine in anticipation of the 29th Annual Camden Conference “The New Africa.”
Drawing from a palette of vivid colors, artist, muralist, and illustrator Toni Truesdale creates sublime celebrations of women and the natural environment representing the diversity of world cultures. “History and mythology need to include the unrestricted stories of all women,” according to Truesdale. “I develop imagery that shows the natural beauty and intelligence in all aspects of the life of sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers in a multicultural world by honoring our commonality through time.” In more than 500 large works and thousands of art prints, drawings in both wet and dry media, Truesdale has produced an immense body of work that uses beauty to evoke the female side of both history and mythology.
This event is free and open to all.
African Art and Textiles will be displayed at the Kennebunk Free Library in February 2016.