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VIEW: Benya Kraus, “Why I Choose Rural”

Our greatest civic duty, and indeed our most human duty, is to look closest to us and commit to our place — in the entirety of its beauty and challenges — and to sow it with hope, relationships, and imagination.

  • 01/11/2021

Mapping Urban Art

“I didn’t realize that I would have an understanding of an archive as having a role in changing society.”

  • 08/25/2020
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Witness Waves

My first memory of creating art was as a three-year-old. I took my mother’s food coloring collection — the type

  • 12/23/2019

Creating Joy

Joy Dolo’s mission is to create opportunities for diverse performers to share their stories and transform narratives. It drives her

  • 11/26/2019

Art of Living: Weaving Without Pattern

SAORI is a style of weaving — very different from traditional — that is about creating one of a kind.

  • 03/01/2018

Mothers of invention

“I think that’s the mark of a good inventor, you’re curious, you’re determined, you’re open, you’re coming at problems in new ways and then you have the follow through. I think part of that may be confidence and a willingness to plow ahead. I think ultimately that makes for successful inventors.”

  • 04/02/2012

Creativity wins

“You’ve got one goal, and how you’re going to get there you don’t necessarily know … but there can be these moments of brilliance.”

  • 04/02/2012

2009 Changemaker: Audrey Thayer and the Native Women Together Sewing Project

“You just don’t do a work of art in a frame of hateful feelings. When you touch the thread, material, there’s a flowing of good feelings, and you pass that on.”

  • 12/02/2009