Local community artist and folklorist Ashley Minner observes Indigenous People’s Day through conversation with Joy Davis, Manager of Adult and Community Programs. They discuss Ashley’s practice, local statues, and the history of indigenous peoples in Baltimore.
About the Artist:
Ashley Minner is a community based visual artist from Baltimore and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She received her MFA (’11) and MA (’07) in Community Arts, and her BFA (’05) in General Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. She recently earned her PhD in American Studies from University of Maryland College Park. Much of Ashley’s art and scholarship has focused on the Lumbee community of East Baltimore. She currently works as a professor of the practice and folklorist in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also serves as director of the minor in Public Humanities.Learn More