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Social Saturday - Harrell Fletcher: Walking, Talking, and Social Practice

Social Saturday | July 18, 2015

LECTURE: Harrell Fletcher: Walking, Talking, and Social Practice

Harrell Fletcher will present and discuss a series of participatory projects, with a focus on walking, from over twenty years of his interdisciplinary artistic practice. Fletcher is the co-organizer of Mildred's Lane's session: Walking Talking and Social Practice.

DINNER: Digestion Choreographer, Cheryl Edwards

Tour – 5:00 p.m.
Cocktails – 6:00 p.m.
Presentation – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner – 8:00 p.m.

Walking, Taking and Social Practice Session Leaders
Dillon de Give and Harrell Fletcher 

Walking, Taking and Social Practice Fellows

Adele Ball | Independent, Virginia Commonwealth University

Emily Cappa | Independent, Connecticut

Keely Snook | University Of Tennessee

Maria Angelica Teuta | Columbia University

Pallavi Sen | Virginia Commonwealth University

Rozalyn Crews | Portland State University

2015 Mildred Fellows

Christopher Beer | Supervisor of Entanglement

Mariana Gutierrez | Ministry of Comfort

Isobel Rose Lister | Officer Of Complex(ity)

Cameron Klavsen | Resident Artist in Complex(ity)
Jaquel Theis | Land Steward I
Juliet Dunn | Land Steward II

Harrell Fletcher received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from California College of the Arts. He studied organic farming at UCSC and went on to work on a variety of small Community Supported Agriculture farms, which impacted his work as an artist. Fletcher has produced a variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects since the early 1990’s.

His work has been shown at SFMOMA, the de Young Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Wattis Institute, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Wrong Gallery, Apex Art, and Smackmellon in NYC, DiverseWorks and Aurora Picture show in Houston, TX, PICA in Portland, OR, CoCA and The Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA, Signal in Malmo, Sweden, Domain de Kerguehennec in France, The Tate Modern in London, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. He was a participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Fletcher has work in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, SFMOMA, The Hammer Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, The De Young Museum, and The FRAC Brittany, France. From 2002 to 2009 Fletcher co-produced Learning to Love You More, a participatory website with Miranda July. Fletcher is the 2005 recipient of the Alpert Award in Visual Arts. His exhibition The American War originated in 2005 at ArtPace in San Antonio, TX, and traveled to Solvent Space in Richmond, VA, White Columns in NYC, The Center For Advanced Visual Studies MIT in Boston, MA, PICA in Portland, OR, and LAXART in Los Angeles among other locations.

Fletcher is an Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Cheryl Edwards is a practicing member of the sustainable food movement, working in the culinary arts for 23 years. Her secret in the kitchen is a simple one: she uses only the finest and freshest ingredients when preparing her signature dishes. Edwards has command over a variety of cooking styles, specializing in Southern cuisine. These skills manifest in her acute ability to mix and meld flavors thereby creating deliciously complex meals that satisfy even the most refined palate.

Edwards founded a number of catering companies, including Take Flight Catering, a gourmet cuisine service for private jets. She has been an artfully engaged participant in collaborative conceptual digestion choreography at Mildred’s Lane since 2013. Edwards currently is the head chef at a bed and breakfast, and owner and chef of a catering company in Franklin, Tennessee.