Join us for a quick lunchtime guided tour of MODA's Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibition with the exhibitions manager, Janelle Miniter!
About Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism:
Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. Across the globe, artists and crafters armed with traditional materials like yarn, glue guns, quilt patterns, sewing needles, X-ACTO knives, and other tools are using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices.
The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note.
This exhibition is curated by Betsy Greer, author of Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism.
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE: Janelle Miniter, Exhibitions Manager
Working alongside MODA's executive director, Janelle supports the planning, scheduling, construction, and evaluation of MODA exhibits and helps set exhibit philosophy, goals, and guidelines.
Prior to joining MODA, she worked at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in multiple capacities gaining experience in the curatorial field, visitor services, collection handling, and exhibition install/deinstall. With a B.A. in Art History, History, and a Global Engagement Certificate with Distinction from Kennesaw State University, Janelle's research focused on the Russian Constructivist movement, a highly influential design movement dedicated to improving lives through functional artistic production. When she's not in the MODA galleries, you can find Janelle exploring art museums and traveling abroad.