Prescott College's Social and Environmental Arts Practice MFA is excited to welcome Guest Lecturer and Artist Lauren Halsey for a special presentation of "SUMMAEVERYTHANG" on Thursday, April 29th, starting at 5:00 PM PST.
Lauren Halsey is rethinking the possibilities for art, architecture, and community engagement. She produces both standalone artworks and site-specific projects, particularly in the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles where her family has lived for several generations. Combining found, fabricated, and handmade objects, Halsey’s work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class. Critiques of gentrification and disenfranchisement are accompanied by real-world proposals as well as celebration of on-the-ground aesthetics. Inspired by Afrofuturism and funk, as well as the signs and symbols that populate her local environments, Halsey creates a visionary form of culture that is at once radical and collaborative.
Learn more about Lauren here: http://www.laurenhalsey.com/
To access the April 29 event at 5:00 PM Pacific/Arizona Time, click here: https://prescottcollege.zoom.us/j/93904616724
Webinar ID: 939 0461 6724
[Portrait of Lauren Halsey by Czariah Smith, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles].