Four days in Ottawa

I was honored to be invited to be included in Contemporary Conversations, a series produced by the U.S. Embassy in Canada and the Department of State’s Art in Embassies program. I delivered a lecture, participated in a discussion with Greg Hill at the National Gallery of Canada and a roundtable at Carelton University, and held a sewing circle hosted by the NGC. It was a great turnout: more than 200 people came and sewed and shared stories.

We worked on panels that will be incorporated into First Teachers Balance the Universe, Part I: Things That Fly (Predator), which is part of my exhibit at SITE Santa Fe in July of 2015. The embassy prepared a wonderful time-lapse video of the event, which you can see above; and also a short interview, which you can see after the jump.

A brief interview, produced by the Embassy.

My thanks to Vicki Heyman, who was a driving force behind the Contemporary Conversations project, and her husband, Ambassador Bruce Heyman, for bringing me back to one of my favorite cities, and for taking such good care of me.