Courageous Conversations - painting

Indianapolis native Felrath Hines serves as an example of the challenges that visual artists of color have faced and continue to face. Using his art and accomplishments as its foundation, panelists will discuss institutional responses to historical lack of representation and the efforts to move forward.

In this session you will:

  • Learn how Indiana has embraced different perspectives over time.

Presented by:

Kisha Tandy

Kisha Tandy
Curator of Social History
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Kisha is the Curator of Social History at the Indiana State Museum. In this position, she researches, collects and presents content and exhibits related to Indiana’s cultural heritage. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in American History and Master of Library Science from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Marcy Dodson
Adult Engagement and Program Manager
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Marcy is the Adult Engagement and Program Manager at Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. After years working as a performer or educator in various capacities, Marcy currently acts as a bridge between the museum and the community with the goal of creating programs and experiences for museum visitors that are driven by mission, exhibit and collection content that connect with local artists and community partners.

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Samuel E. Vázquez
Visual Artist
Brooklyn, NY

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Samuel is a visual artist working primarily in found materials and mixed media. His inspiration is rooted in the New York City subway style writing movement of the 1970s and 80s. In 2017, Vázquez was a featured artist in City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the 70s & 80s at Newfields. He served as a Scholar in Residence at the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (2017-2018) and received a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis (2017-2018).