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Art Night at Linden Place Mansion

July 28, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event: https://facebook.com/events/s/art-night-at-linden-place-mans/708615133554418/
Art Night Bristol Warren will present a unique Art Night on Thursday evening, July 28 at Linden Place, 5:30-8:30 pm. The event is intended to enlighten and challenge visitors to understand the complicated history of the town and Linden Place through the visual arts, music, story and performance. A group of Bristol artists met this past winter to consider how to strengthen and support the local arts community. They inspired a group of enthusiastic citizens and art supporters to design this informative, eye-opening, interactive evening.
The evening’s components will include:
A Land Acknowledgement by a Linden Place board member.
A Timeline of Enslavement in Bristol will be mounted on the front fence of Linden Place. It begins in 1680 prior to the founding of Bristol and continues up to 1808 when legal slave trading ended.
Innovative Art from the artist/activists of The Womxn Project:
1) a video illuminating the slave trade in Bristol, highlighting the maritime and textile connections, as well as connections with the recent resurgence of social justice and racial reckoning following the murder of George Floyd;
2) a performative reading of the names of Bristol’s enslaved individuals inscribed on the Timeline of Enslavement;
3) a sidewalk mural that will be created during the evening using temporary tempera paint (washes away after 1 rain)
House Tours of the Mansion at 6 & 7 pm: 2 tours highlighting the relationship between Linden Place and slavery, led by docent & Linden Place board member Lynn Smith.
Music: early American folk music by Atwater-Donnelly and Caribbean music by Becky Bass
Readings by Linden Place Writers in Residency; Rochelle Leach will present her writings of movement & transition highlighting Daniel Tanner a freed Black who operated a barber shop in the Conservatory of the house; and Rebecca Siemering will share haikus and invite visitors to write their own haikus in response to the evening.
Bristol Art Museum’s current exhibit “Shift” will be open throughout the evening.
Food Trucks will be available for refreshments.
Sponsors: Thank you to Applied Plastics Technology for sponsoring July’s Art Night and to the Jay Barry Foundation for sponsoring music throughout the Art Night season.
For additional information please contact srotblatwalker@gmail.com


July 28, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Linden Place