Meeting Information
Date Wed., March 20, 2019 at 7pm
Pre-meeting conversations begin at 6pm

Meeting Location
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)

Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $15.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.


The 6pm Pre-Meeting:
How do you deal with the physical and archival storage
of your work? Do storage
needs influence how you
make things? Share your
solutions in our general
See you there!

If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming pre-meeting program contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.

April 17: Channing Hansen
May 15: Carol Shaw Sutton
June 19: Annual Members’ Show
(free admission in June for all !)

MARCH 20, 2019 aT 7PM

Andrea Feeser, Professor of Art History at Clemson University, will speak on “South Carolina Blues: Colonial Indigo Culture - Slave and Sovereign Indian Attire.” Professor Feeser studies histories of place and community with respect to intertwined cultures and environments. Based on her studies of colonial indigo culture in South Carolina, her talk will address the complexity of indigo culture with respect to clothing.  She will refer to back-and-forth trade between England and America in the process of production and manufacturing indigo products as well as indigo’s role in affirming or raising the social status of individuals. “Although indigo enriched white planters at the expense of free Indians and slaves, it also provided natives and Africans with opportunities to empower themselves through blue attire,” Feeser states.

Feeser’s artwork and book with Gaye Chan, Forgetting and Remembering Waikiki, examines how colonialism and tourism have compromised Waikiki. Her book Red, White, and Black Make Blue shows how colonial indigo culture still colors land use and race relations in South Carolina. She is currently working on two books about contemporary artist Jimmie Durham, who investigates how historical and cultural interactions among varied people and places shape aesthetic and social experiences.