The Doris Ulmann Foundation at Berea College: Documenting the Crafts in Southern Appalachia by Lisa Kriner AND Appalachia and the Construction of Race by Alicestyne Turley
Date(s) - 10/14/2013
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
(see below for details on the presentations and their presenters)
The Doris Ulmann Foundation at Berea College: Documenting the Crafts in Southern Appalachia
As Appalachian Scholar for 2011-12, Lisa Kriner spent her research time exploring the New York photographer Doris Ulmann, her photographs of Southern Appalachia, and her relationship with Berea College. This research was used as a platform to design projects with colleagues both on and off campus and drove the development of an Appalachian Weaving class here at Berea. In her Dinner on the Grounds Talk, Lisa will discuss Doris Ulmann, the continuing projects that came out of this year of research, and the current Appalachian Weaving class.
Lisa L. Kriner is an Associate Professor and Director of Visual Arts at Berea College in Kentucky. She earned her BS in Textile Technology at North Carolina State University and her MFA in Fibers at The University of Kansas. Her art has been shown nationally, in solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions and appears in The Fiberarts Design Book #7, published by Lark Books and Soil and Culture, edited by E. Landa and C. Feller
Appalachia and the Construction of Race
Alicestyne Turley’s lecture will explore popular ideas of Appalachia as a monolithic, isolated culture representing some of America’s highest ideals of independence, freedom and democracy by delving into the history of the region and its people through the eyes of those who lived, worked and labored in the hills and valleys of East Kentucky and Tennessee.
Alicestyne Turley is a native Hazard, Perry County, KY born into a coal mining family. She is currently the director of the College’s newest center, the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education. The Center was dedicated in February 2012 in honor of one of Berea’s most well-known African American graduates, Appalachian coal miner, Carter G. Woodson. She is an assistant professor in General Studies and the African and African American Studies Program and a member of the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission in Frankfort, KY.