Artist, activist and “ritual maker” to speak at RDC

Award-winning video artist Sharon Stevens to talk Thursday about her career

An award-winning video artist who’s taken her multi-disciplinary practice into the cemetery, will speak on Thursday at Red Deer College.

Sharon Stevens has made a career out of integrating art, activism, feminism and ritual-making in projects that enlighten and entertain.

For instance, she’s expanded her art practice into the cemetery, creating an artist-led community that helps honour our ancestors. Musicians, poets and installation artists have been recruited to enhance the ‘sanctuary’ and help members of the public remember their deceased loved ones.

Stevens, a grassroots community activist who won the William Irvine Award for Social and Environmental Justice in 2010, will speak at 7 p.m. at the Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free talk, part of the Art 101 Lecture Series.

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