Jul 23, 2017, 2PM

Coffee and Conversation: A Discussion About Design Mindfulness with Sara M. Pottenger

Left: Ginny Casey, Moody Blue Studio, 2017, oil on canvas, 70 x 75 inches. Courtesy Half Gallery, New York. Right: Jessi Reaves, Night Cabinet (Little Miss Attitude), 2016, plywood, wood, steel, silk, zippers, 72 x 32 x 26 inches. Courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York.

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Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee with Moore College MFA Candidate Sara M. Pottenger for an intimate conversation about the art objects and experiences in ICA’s current exhibition Ginny Casey & Jessi Reaves.

Everyone has memories associated with specific sensory indicators, such as sounds, smells, shapes, and textures. These memories can be personal or shared by a family, community, or nation. The art objects and experiences in the exhibition Ginny Casey & Jessi Reaves are full of familiar yet estranging opportunities sure to stir and confuse viewer expectation. This talk will center on how these works, and the exhibition in general, impact audience thought pattern in the form of emotion and behavior. The discussion will expand to include design of the everyday, especially commercial culture, and its potential positive and harmful effects on our communities and how it might be combated, subverted, and appropriated to better serve our needs.

This event is free and open to the public; register here.

Originally from Kaneohe, HI, Sara M. Pottenger is a traditionally trained object maker whose current work is rooted in collaborative brainstorming aimed at community betterment. The projects produced through this process vary based on the specific needs of collaborators, but have included murals, social events, and educational programs. She most recently contributed to a number of projects while serving in the community engagement department at the Allentown Art Museum. Sara holds a BFA and certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is currently pursuing her MFA in Community Practice at Moore College of Art and Design.