Join us in our first iteration of Contemporary Classroom with studio artist Kelly Taylor Mitchell. In this video, patrons will learn how to sew a mask in accordance with the CDC guidelines and learn about the connection it has with the Egungun-style masks she makes in her artist practice.

Click here to watch Kelly Taylor Mitchell’s Mask Making Workshop on YouTube.

Bio

Kelly Taylor Mitchell

Kelly Taylor Mitchell (b. 1994, USA) is an artist and educator who lives and works in Atlanta, GA where she is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the Studio Artist Program at The Atlanta Contemporary and a Working Artist Project Fellow at MOCA GA. Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture and the Art Program Director at Spelman College. Kelly’s multidisciplinary practice centers oral history and ancestral memory woven into the fabric of the Africana Diaspora, in order to present speculative futures, specifically related to concepts of community autonomy, swamp marronage, and inherited/constructed identity. Utilizing printmaking, papermaking, sculpture, and textiles her work manifests as immersive installations, performative objects, and partnered artists books offering a venue for the sensorial –specifically smell- to connect to, convey, and reimagine rituals and rites of autonomous kin, collectives, and individuals of the Africana Diaspora.

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Click here to watch Kelly Taylor Mitchell's Mask Making Workshop on YouTube.


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