First Friday Art Walk
On the first Friday evening of every month, the city’s artists, galleries, and arts venues open up their doors for Portland’s thriving First Friday Art Walk.
Upcoming First Friday Art Walk
Friday, November 6, 2020
November 10th from 6-7:30pm
THE ATHENAEUM OF PHILADELPHIA in collaboration with the Membership Libraries Group presents and Mechanics' Hall presents…
As Much Truth As We Can Bear: James Baldwin and Our America with Eddie S. Glaude Jr. author of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Free for Mechanics’ Hall members. Registration via Eventbrite.
Description: In 1962, James Baldwin wrote an essay for The New York Times Book Review entitled, “As Much Truth as One Can Bear.” There he insisted that the writer was compelled to take it upon herself “to describe us to ourselves as we are now.” What would that involve today? How might we think about our current malaise without exceptionalizing President Trump. Baldwin had it right some in 1962: that “he trouble is deeper than we think, because the trouble is in us.
Bio: Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the former president of the American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization of scholars of religion in the world. Glaude is the author of several important books including Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, which has been described as “one of the most imaginative, daring books of the twenty-first century.” His most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, was released on June 30, 2020. Imani Perry describes the book as “precisely the witness we need for our treacherous times. Glaude is also a columnist for Time magazine and a regular contributor on MSNBC. He hails from Moss Point, Mississippi, a small town on the Gulf Coast, and is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
November 18, 7-8 Pm
Scott Nash: “Divergent Thinking”
Join us for a virtual visit to Nash’s studio where he will share some of his work and thoughts about design, illustration, writing and the importance he places on cultivating a free, egalitarian and divergent approach to creativity. If we’re lucky, we’ll also get to peek into the studio of collage artist Nancy Gibson Nash who is an equal partner in everything. Scott is the co-owner of NASHBOX Studios, a designer, Children’s book author, illustrator and Executive Director of Illustration Institute.
*Please note that this event is on the third Wednesday of the month rather than the last due to proximity to the holiday.
FREE for Mechanics’ Hall members, $8 general admission. Please register through the Eventbrite listing.
Thank you to Machias Savings Bank, supporting sponsor for Makers at the Hall 20/21 season.
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