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  • Ghetto Craft: A Place Where Poverty and Porcelain Intersect, Artist’s Talk with Roberto Lugo

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:30 pm | Benchspace Gallery & workshop @ The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
    Photo: Roberto Lugo, Conveying Tea

    Photo: Roberto Lugo, Conveying Tea

    Roberto Lugo, Professor of Ceramics at Marlboro College will discuss his work in relationship to eclecticism and culture. By juxtaposing street graffiti, European decorative patterning, and rich symbolism drawn from his Puerto Rican heritage, Roberto Lugo will discuss how his work serves as a hybrid of visual art traditions and stimulates new conversations surrounding cultural tolerance.

    Photo: Roberto Lugo

    Photo: Roberto Lugo

    About Roberto Lugo:

    I am a potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. All of these roles are rooted in my childhood. Today my graffiti is defacing social inequality. I see my pottery as a process of transforming the ground we walk on into something we eat from; we search all day for the perfect spot to put it on display. In many ways this transformation of tragedy into triumph is a metaphor for my life’s story.

    My experiences as an indigent minority inform my version of Puerto Rican American history. With my education in critical theory, art education, art history, and studio art I have developed a studio practice that fluidly communicates with diverse audiences. I bring art to those that do not believe they need to see it and engage in deeper ways of knowing, learning and thinking. robertolugostudio.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    This event is held in conjunction with Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion, organized and curated by Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center Curator, Garth Johnson. This program is funded in part by the N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program through the Asheville Area Arts Council.

     

     

     

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