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Travel Tales with Kendra Frorup
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kendra Frorup’s exhibition (Un)Common Form is currently showing in A&H’s Maitland Art Center Gallery. The show is an exploration of artist Kendra Frorup’s Bahamian roots as well as a conversation about her travels throughout the African diaspora. Gallery guests will encounter everything from reclaimed wooden doors and broken lamps to the hands of a Haitian Voodou Priest, cast from the wax of his own prayer candles.
This Wednesday, February 22nd, at 6:30pm guests can meet the artist herself as she shares stories of her adventures and the creation of these incredible works during a complimentary artist’s talk at the Art & History Museum’s of Maitland’s Last Wednesday event!
MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION, (UN)COMMON FORM
This exhibition pulls guests into conversation with Frorup’s work through both augmented reality and physical interaction with her sculptures. “Pecking Order” invites visitors to gently rock a kettle to set a sea of chickens bobbing below a towering wave of text about the sculptures’ origins. “Collecting Plates,” an installation of more than 50 dishes, uses augmented reality to bring members of The Links Inc. (whose global membership numbers thousands of women of African descent) face-to-face with gallery visitors to share stories of their successes. Read more on our website, here: artandhistory.org/event/uncommon-form/2023-02-04/
MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST, KENDRA FRORUP
Artist Kendra Frorup was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, and embodies her memories of this time in her work. She has also traveled extensively throughout Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania. Frorup earned her BFA in Sculpture at the University of Tampa and her MFA at Syracuse University, and is currently an assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Tampa. Her website is available here: kendrafrorup.com/artist.html
MORE ABOUT LAST WEDNESDAYS
Last Wednesdays occur monthly and offer free admission to our grounds and galleries–now showing (Un)Common Form: Works by Kendra Frorup–from 5:30-8pm, as well as special events including tours and talks.