The Intersection of Art and Activism: An Illustrated Talk with Naomi Natale
Student Activities, the Student Union Gallery, and the Emerging Leaders Program present
Artist and Senior Ted Fellow, Naomi Natale, with her lecture,
The Intersection of Art and Activism: An Illustrated Talk
UAA Rasmuson hall, room 101
7:30pm, free for all!
The founder behind The Cradle Project and One Million Bones, Naomi Natale uses her art installations to bring people closer to the atrocities occurring near and far.
One Million Bones, a large-scale social arts practice that fuses education and hands-on art to raise awareness of genocide occurring worldwide, will be displayed in the National Mall in Washinton D.C.
Catch a preview of her here!
Naomi Natale is an installation artist, photographer, and social activist. She is most interested in using art to bring about and inspire social change. She accomplishes this by creating and directing large-scale art installations that engage hundreds and thousands of artists, activists and children to act on behalf of a social cause. Naomi believes that by inspiring action through art, you can change the world one person at a time.
She is the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a fundraising art installation designed to call attention to the plight of the estimated 48 million children orphaned by disease and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Using the symbolism of empty cradles to represent the lost potential of these orphans, The Cradle Project was designed to provoke art into action. Over 550 cradles were created –using solely scrap, discarded and recycled materials- and donated by artists from around the world who were drawn to the project’s vision. www.thecradleproject.org
Currently, Naomi is the founder and director of a new project, titled One Million Bones, a fundraising art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims killed or displaced by present genocides. www.onemillionbones.org
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