Get together for high tea and freshly baked treats while digging into hot topics with Be Not Still artist Lexa Walsh. Respectful disagreements are welcome with the united goal of understanding the nuances of all arguments, humanizing the so-called “enemy,” and engaging in local politics. Discussion topics to be announced.
Free; all are welcome
About the Artist
Lexa Walsh (b. 1968, Haverford, Pennsylvania) is an artist and cultural worker based in Oakland who examines and creates social ties in order to craft what she calls “hospitable democracies.” She has been a recipient of Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, and the Gunk Grant, and was a de Young Artist Fellow. Walsh has participated in projects, exhibitions, and performances locally and nationally, including at Apexart, New York; the Oakland Museum of California; the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She has also done several international artist residencies, tours, and projects in Europe and Asia. Walsh is a graduate of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA program and was a social practice artist in residence in the Portland Art Museum’s Education department. She is currently working on curatorial projects at NIAD in Richmond, California, and is a 2018–19 Kala Print Public awardee.