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Girl Talk: Storytelling as Advocacy Panel Discussion

  • PlySpace 608 E Main St. Muncie United States (map)
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PlySpace, an Artist Residency Program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, will be wrapping up the Spring Residency Term with a panel discussion and presentation organized and moderated by resident Siena Hancock. Girl Talk: Storytelling as Advocacy will be held at the PlySpace Gallery on Thursday, May 9th, from 6-8 PM.

Girl Talk: Storytelling as Advocacy will feature the voices of Ashleigh Bingham, Jill Christman, and Angie Roger-Howells, women who navigate the stories of women in Muncie through their storytelling and interview practices. Hancock will lead the discussion, focusing on how sharing the narratives of women’s experiences can serve as a catalyst for social change. During the event, she will also speak about the Community Collaborative project she has completed this spring as part of her residency.

Hancock joined PlySpace as an artist-in-residence in February of 2019. During her time in Muncie, she has conducted over 30 interviews with local citizens that discuss community, activism, and technology. Hancock is an interdisciplinary artist from Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2016, and has recently completed an installation at the Dirt Palace in Providence, Rhode Island and a residency at Main St. Arts in Upstate, New York. She will depart PlySpace this May.

More information about PlySpace Spring Term events can be found on the PlySpace Facebook page. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to the Residency Coordinator, Erin Williams, at hello@plyspace.org.

PlySpace is a program of Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation. PlySpace is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.