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EDU BLOG ARCHIVES
We are excited to share some lesson plans created by our arts education intern Jordan Terracciano designed to be used with the current Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest exhibition.
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Our fall 2022 intern Clare guides readers on a deeper look at the interactive piece on view in Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest. 
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Fall 2022 intern Seth decided to complete one of the activities that accompany lesson plans created for the Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest exhibition. 
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Our librarian combed through the collection in our reference library to find a book that spoke to an angle you may not have thought about in the current exhibition, Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest.
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Our fall 2022 intern Lydia had the opportunity to interview exhibiting artist Kirsten Stolle in connection with her exhibition Only You Can Prevent A Forest. As an artist herself, Lydia enjoyed getting to know Kirsten a bit more and sincerely appreciated her openness. We're sure that you can feel that for yourself as you read through their 10-question conversation.
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Our fall intern Alix listened to the two radio interviews that exhibiting artist Kirsten Stolle did while in Charleston for the opening of her exhibition, Only You Can Prevent A Forest. Kirsten Stolle uses the words “absurd,” “bombastic,” and “seductive” to describe this exhibit yet there is still a sense of seriousness and perhaps urgency as you make your way from one room to the next. Only You Can Prevent A Forest unveils the story of the horrific use of pesticides throughout history and its effects today. This exhibition is nothing short of powerful as it encapsulates irony, playfulness, and yearning for people to wake up.
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Our fall intern Maddie chose to take a sort dive into the history of Bayer and it's merger with Monsanto. Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. Building upon her decade-long research into companies like Bayer/Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the work will forefront historical ties to chemical warfare and reveal persistent greenwashing. Stolle’s work interrogates the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and their consistent efforts to downplay effects of their toxic products on our health and environment.
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Our fall 2022 intern Gracie picked a few pieces in the "Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest" exhibition to draw our attention towards. Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Asheville-based artist Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. For her exhibition, Stolle created eye-catching photo-based collages, visual poetry interventions, text-based sound animation, a neon wall piece, and her first site-responsive sculptural installation.
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We are excited to share some lesson plans created by artist and educator Katie Brash designed to be used with the current "Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest" exhibition.
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Our summer intern Grace wrote this blog post about the cultural and historical impacts of the Casta painting genre referenced in Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s paintings in her current exhibition. Casta paintings is a genre popularized in eighteenth-century Spanish Colonial Central and South America that purported to depict a racial and social taxonomy of children born of racially mixed couplings. Friedemann-Sánchez’s contemporary casta paintings take inspiration from this problematic genre to reflect on the legacy of colonialism that lingers in the racial and social discrimination and marginalization present in her home country of Colombia and here in the United States.
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