Artist Talk: Sonya Clark
April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Many of my family members taught me the value of a well-told story and so it is that I value the stories held in objects.”
Sonya Clark is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as chair for the Craft/ Material Studies Department from 2006 to 2017. In 2016, she was awarded a university-wide Distinguished Scholars Award. She earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was honored with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. Clark is the recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship, a Pollock Krasner award, an 1858 Prize, and an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, among other awards and distinctions.
The talk is held on the occasion of the fourth Stephen Fleischman Lectureship, which honors the 25th anniversary of Stephen Fleischman’s tenure as the director of MMoCA. Talks organized for the Stephen Fleischman Lectureship are held each year in April and have free admission, in recognition of the museum’s dedication to providing access to opportunities for learning and enrichment.
Admission to the talk is free. To guarantee seating, reservations are required. Reservations can be made at clarkmmoca.eventbrite.com. A special MMoCA Member pre-sale will open March 8. Reservations for general public seating will open on March 29. To become a member, visit mmoca.org/membership. Membership status must be current at time of reservation. All persons with reservations must be seated by 6:50, after which any open seats will be opened to guests on a first come, first served basis.
Image: Sonya Y.S. Clark, Spider, Hemi and Triad, cloth, crochet thread, 1998.