New Urban Monuments, L’Merchie Frazier – Exhibition

Exhibition, Exhibition Reception

New Urban Monuments, L’Merchie Frazier – Exhibition

Tue, Nov 06, 2018 4:00 pm-6:00 pm Gallery 360
Exhibition, Exhibition Reception Tue, Nov 06, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Gallery 360

Public Reception hosted in conjunction with 50th Anniversary of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (JDOAAI)
November 6th 
4:00 – 6:00PM
Gallery 360

Public fiber artist, innovator, poet and holographer, L’Merchie Frazier is Director of Education and Interpretation for the Museum of African American History, Boston/Nantucket. For fifteen years she has been engaged in highlighting and curating the Museum’s collection/exhibits, in providing place-based education and interdisciplinary history programs, projects and lectures, most recently promoting STEM / STEAM education pedagogy, and in managing the successful Faculty/ Teachers’ Institutes and its extension, The Cross Cultural Classroom, a benefit marketed to independent education entities, municipalities and corporations. Since 2007 she has designed and delivered history and art-making projects every summer with MLK Scholar high school students for the Museum of African American History.

She is adjunct faculty for Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown, Massachusetts. She has served the artistic community for over twenty years as an award winning national and international visual and performance artist and poet, with residencies in Brazil, Taiwan, Africa, France, and Cuba. As a lecturer and workshop presenter, her audiences include youth and adults. She is former Board member of CityLife /Vida Urbana and is on the advisory board of Paige Academy and is an Art Commons Boston AppLab Board Member.

L’Merchie is a member of Women of Color Quilter’s Network. She is resident artist of African American Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) at Northeastern University and at Fairmount Innovation and Southend Technology Center’s Learn2Teach MIT FabLabs in Boston. Her fiber works serve to document history and memory, social justice, and often include innovative technology. These artworks are featured in a series entitled The Quilted Chronicles. Selected works are included in several art publications and in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and Design, the Smithsonian Institute and the White House.

Frazier was chosen as part of the 3-artist launch group for the City of Boston’s AIR artists (Artist-in-Residence). She recently received the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City individual artist grant and the Northeastern University Law Lab Stable Ground artist residency. L’Merchie serves on the Massachusetts Council on History and Social Studies advisory commission for public schools. She recently was invited to speak at the Boston Public Library on public monuments.

More about L’Merchie Frazier via New York Times: ““Using Art to Help the Police Understand Racism”

John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (JDOAAI) on Northeastern University

Vision To guarantee the success of every Northeastern University student of the African Diaspora
 
50th Anniversary – November 5th – November 10th
 
The fall of 2018 represents the 50thanniversary of the establishment of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (JDOAAI) on Northeastern University’s campus.  The goal and objective of this gathering will be to celebrate the Institute’s rich history and highlight and dialogue about its and the University’s future. This conversation will be informed by the history and importance of the Institute, emphasizing how the Institute got started, its strong presence on campus and accentuating how Black students have contributed to the success of the JDOAAI and Northeastern. The 50thanniversary will be an important time to accent and highlight the future of the JDOAAI. With Northeastern 2025 in mind, our new vision is “To become a global network resource with regards to race and culture for all Northeastern Learners with an Emphasis on the Black Student Experience.”  The discussion about the Institute’s future will explore new ways of the advancing diversity and inclusion on campus and throughout the Northeastern Network.

Location

Gallery 360

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

The gallery, located in the Ell Building with access from the Curry Student Center as well, operates year-round.