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Wandering into Cultural Diplomacy, Why Art Matters | Artist Talk

May 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Room 130 Bardo Arts Center


Tom Ashcraft, WCU Professor of Art, Director MFA Program, Workingman Collective Founding Member
Peter Winant, Director of the George Mason School of Art, Fairfax VA, Workingman Collective Founding Member
Sarah Tanguy, Curator U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program and Independent Curator

Workingman Collective is a collaborative group of art/design practitioners and revolving cast of professionals based in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. Workingman Collective has exhibited work and created projects in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer, as well as a curator for Art in Embassies (AIE), U.S. Department of State, in Washington, DC. Since 1983, Tanguy has developed over a hundred and fifty exhibitions.


May 22, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center