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Purdy Eaton Artist Talk

March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event is free and open to the public

In partnership with NorthWest Arkansas Community College‘s 2018 Spring Arts & Culture Festival, please join us for a special lecture by artist Purdy Eaton, with a brief introduction to 21c Bentonville’s newest exhibition, Labor&Materials, by 21c Assistant Curator Amethyst Rey Beaver. Eaton’s digital print, American Habitat 2, is currently featured in Labor&Materials.

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How do the powers of creativity, art, and technology shape labor in our time? In our region? In our world? Who are we within this larger, evolving workscape? On the campus of NorthWest Arkansas Community College the voices of poets, industry leaders, future and current members of the labor force—our students–artists, folk musicians, filmmakers, and chefs come together in an exploration of labor: what work we do, how we do it, what it says about who we are, where we are, and perhaps about who we want to become. From Kohl Gill, the innovative CEO of LaborVoices, to Woodie Guthrie, the folk icon who sang about social justice; from a tour of the Labor&Materials exhibit at 21c in downtown Bentonville to a collection of projects created by NWACC students; from the craft of culinary art to the food truck; from local performing and visual artists to art, writing, and performances produced in the classroom; from dance to a panel on women in construction; from a documentary about a woman running a miniatures museum, to a panel on global and local labor practices, and more, SACF presents a fusion of information, education, communication, and art.

Purdy Eaton was born in 1973 in Lafayette, Indiana. Solo exhibitions include Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, Heike Moras Art, London, Michael Price Gallery, Boston, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana. The artist’s work has been shown at Arlington Center for the Arts, Massachusetts: Stamford Art Association, Connecticut; Institute for Sustainable Cities, City University of New York; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, as well as many other invitational exhibitions.

She received an M.F.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York, an M.P.H. from Yale University, New Haven, and a B.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington. She lives and works in New York City.

She received an Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson and Green People’s Choice Award, City University of New York: her work is included in the collections of The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana and 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.

Image: Purdy Eaton (American), American Habitat 2 (detail), 2009. Digital print.


March 6, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event is free and open to the public
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