Join us for First Friday Object Lesson followed by a festive virtual happy hour. Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that opens wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.
Nashay “Nyela” Antoinette Jones is an interdisciplinary artist, working in paint, pixels, and mixed media to tell embodied stories of female-bodied Black people. “This body–my body,” and others like it–are their frame of reference, the aperture through which they understand the world. They often use it as metaphor, wanting not only to tell its stories of pain and heartache, but also its stories of love, hope, and joy. Nashay holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College and is currently working towards an MA in Museum Studies from the University of the Arts.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.