From George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center:
Conversations with Contemporary Artists is a quarterly program of the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center that highlights multi-disciplinary creatives working at the intersection of art and social change. The first activation of 2019 will honor New York-based, multi-disciplinary visual and performing artist Taja Lindley. Join us for a community centered dialogue about the genesis of Lindley’s work, evolving creative practice, feminist entrepreneurship, and its connection to her reproductive justice work.
Taja Lindley is the founder and managing member of Colored Girls Hustle, a feminist small business creating dynamic products and presentations of bold self-expression. She is a healer and an activist, creating socially engaged artwork intended to transform audiences, critique mainstream culture, and move people to action. She uses movement, text, installation, ritual, burlesque, and film to create works that are concerned with freedom, healing, and pleasure.
In addition to being an artist, Lindley is actively engaged in social movements as a writer, consultant, and facilitator. For over a decade she has worked with non-profits, research institutes and government on policies and programming that impact women and girls, communities of color, low/no/fixed-income families, queer people, youth and immigrants. Her writing has appeared in Rewire, YES! Magazine, Feministe, Salon, and EBONY.
This program has been made possible by the generous support of allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization, Afiya, a national reproductive justice organization based in Texas, Six Square, Austin Black Cultural District, Capital View Arts, and FUSEBOX.
Date And Time
Sat, March 9, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702
FOR MORE INFO: https://www.tajalindley.com/ | www.carver-museum.org