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Art & Empathy: Storytelling for Social Change

  • Dates: October 5, 2017
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: General Admission: $20 | Rockwell Members: $15 | Students: $10
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    Location: Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium
    One Museum Way
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Phone: (607) 937-5386
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In today’s America, mass media dictates the dominant narrative, often silencing vulnerable communities and perspectives. Artist, scholar, activist and TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses how individuals and communities can collaborate on a grassroots level to amplify marginalized voices and come together with renewed agency. For LaToya Ruby Frazier, art is a weapon – a catalyst for social justice. Her photographs and videos document today’s America, including her native Braddock, Pennsylvania. Her work amplifies the stories of post-industrial communities– cities and small towns riven by poverty, racism, healthcare inequality, and environmental toxicity. Bridging the personal with the social, her powerful gorgeous work amplifies the voices of the vulnerable and transforms our sense of place and self. In this keynote, Frazier discusses the value of collaboration – with individuals, families and communities – to create a powerful platform for social change. Parallel realities and experiences can be found across poor and working-class America – urban decay, white flight, economic stagnation, crime, illness and unraveling civic connections – and these can make for a bleak vision of the country. However, there are ways to engage marginalized groups and individuals to amplify their voices and come together with renewed agency. This keynote will inspire audiences to use digital technology and storytelling together in order to foster greater empathy, connection and understanding.

Art & Empathy: Storytelling for Social Change
  • Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium
  • One Museum Way
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • October 5, 2017 to October 5, 2017
  • General Admission: $20 | Rockwell Members: $15 | Students: $10

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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5371

From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there’s something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world’s largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces of classic and contemporary glass art. At the Hot Glass Show, watch live, narrated, glassmaking demonstrations, and see master glassblowers create stunning pieces before your eyes. Flameworking, Optical Fiber, and Glassbreaking Demos are also offered throughout the day. The only thing better than watching the wonder of glassmaking is trying it yourself! Make Your Own Glass in short, daily workshops: choose from fused picture frames and suncatchers, sandblasted drinking glasses, flameworked beads, pulled-glass flowers or delicate blown ornaments. Get hands-on with the science of glass at Do It! stations in the Innovation Center. Best of all, kids and teens 17 and under are free; adult admission is $19.50. AAA/CAA, Military, Student, and 55+ receive a 15% discount. Local residents receive a 50% discount. Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm.