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Storytelling with Saundra Gilliard

March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

InLiquid Gallery

1400 North American Street, Studio #314
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States

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Please join us on Saturday, March 30th from 3 – 4 pm for a special Story Telling performance by Saundra Gilliard in conjunction with the exhibition Dolls, Idols, and Ideals. This performance is open to all ages, though will be best enjoyed by those 10 – adult.

For this performance, Saundra Gilliard will weave together a collection of stories from West Africa, Black America, and the Caribbean that the artists in Dolls, Idols, and Ideals have been inspired by. These stories will help audiences better understand the work and the conversations within. Doors will open at 2.45 pm, and the performance will start at 3.15 pm.

Saundra Gilliard is a nationally recognized Storyteller and Personal Transformation Leader. For the past 20 years, her stage performances and training “playshops” have promoted and cultivated Sacred Feminine Practices and techniques. Saundra is the founder of Femininely Free!, and the current co-chair of the Philadelphia Folklore Project.

Dolls, Idols, and Ideals features Kimberly Camp and Emilio Maldonado, two Black artists investigating their identity, label, lineage, and how they create their own power while stranded in a “new world.” Camp and Maldonado artists use symbols – made or found – that reference their ancestry and spirituality. Rather than working from a notion of unchanging traditions, they engage with aesthetics and amalgamated cultural practices that have been adapted in order to survive. Each artist finds strength, magic, and power in these shapeshifting, resilient elements in full embrace and exploration of their individual and shared heritages.

The InLiquid Gallery is located within the Crane Arts Building, which is wheelchair accessible. There is limited accessible parking at the front of the building and a ramp leading to the main entrance. The main building door is not automated. Two all-gender bathrooms with multiple stalls are available for use — one with urinals, one without, and both with 1–2 wheelchair-accessible stall(s). Seats will be provided in the gallery space, and water and light snacks will be available.

Venue

InLiquid Gallery
1400 North American Street, Studio #314
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
Phone
(215) 235-3405
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