Making Art In Public: Burnell Smith in conversation

  In July 2019, New Orleans-based artist Zarouhie Abdalian led a four-day workshop for young adults curious about making art in public space. Six participants were guided through the process of designing temporary site-specific artworks for various locations in downtown York. Today we’re following up with a conversation between Abdalian and student artist Brunell Smith.  Smith is a graduate of …

Tia-Simone Gardner: The House

  In June 2019 Alabama-born, Minneapolis-based artist Tia-Simone Gardner began researching four homes in Alabama and Mississippi (Meridian/Philadelphia) that were inhabited by her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Gardner made a public presentation and trips to Birmingham and East Mississippi. Gardner’s work will culminate as an artist book of essays and images. This is part of the artist’s ongoing study of …

Garden Exchange Workshop

October 27, 2018 Community members shared knowledge, seeds, recipes, and stories at the inaugural Garden Exchange Workshop. Longtime Garden Manager Catherine Shelton led discussions on cultivating community around food and agriculture. Participants gathered for coffee, conversation, and lessons on seasonal growing in Sumter County. Shelton demonstrated winter planting techniques, strategies for saving seeds, and propagating spring crops. She constructed a …