RITAC 6x6: "Learning Across Generations" at the RISD Museum

Sherente Mishitashin Harris, Member of the Narragansett Tribal Nation, Two Spirited Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Activist, and Performer

PROVIDENCE, RI -- On May 24th, the RISD Museum in partnership with The Rhode Island Teaching Artist Center (RITAC) and Providence CityArts for Youth hosted the third "6x6" event of this year. A 6x6 is a fast-paced educational event featuring six teaching artists presenting for six minutes on a given topic. Loosely modeled on the worldwide PechaKucha phenomenon, 6x6 is a great opportunity to meet new people and think about a provocative topic related to the arts, education, and teaching artistry. The artists in this 6x6 discussed the ways personal identity relates to learning, teaching and creating across generations and artistic practices.

The featured guest speakers included Amelia Nixon (Community Partnerships Manager at the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School), Lucia Monge (Artist, educator and organizer of Plantón Móvil), Vuthy Lay (Artist, a RISD Architecture student, and youth worker), Susi Ryan (Quilter and co-founder of Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth quilters guild), Amy Walsh (Artist, creative coach and visual storytelling specialist), and Sherente Mishitashin Harris (Member of the Narragansett Tribal Nation, Two Spirited Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Activist, and Performer). 

 Sisters in Stitches Joined By the Cloth Quilting Guild at the RISD Museum

Sisters in Stitches Joined By the Cloth Quilting Guild at the RISD Museum