Dec 03 2021
Artist Talk - Dakota Mace

Artist Talk - Dakota Mace

Presented by Kent State University School of Art at Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State

Dakota Mace, visiting artist in Art History and Print Media and Photography, will be giving a public artist talk on Friday, Dec. 3 at the Center for the Visual Arts at noon. The lecture will take place in room 165 and is open to the public.
Have you ever wondered where the Indigenous-inspired designs at Urban Outfitters come from? Artist Dakota Mace uses her work to explore the unethical use of traditional Indigenous designs for non-Native clothing. Through weaving, photography, papermaking, and bead work, Mace’s art explores Diné (Navajo) worldviews that align or bump up against the marketplace. This lecture, sponsored by the School of Art at Kent State University, looks at the influence of Mace’s work and the interconnectedness of visual traditions across the Americas.

Mace’s solo exhibition “Badahani” is on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery November 5 – December 18, 2021.
Dakota Mace is a Diné (Navajo) photographer and textile artist who focuses on translating the language of Diné weaving history and beliefs through alternative photography methods, weaving, beadwork, and papermaking. She has also worked with numerous institutions and programs to develop dialogue and workshops on the importance of cultural appropriation concerning Indigenous design work.

Admission Info

Free admission.

Dates & Times

2021/12/03 - 2021/12/03

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Mace’s solo exhibition “Badahani” is on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery November 5 – December 18, 2021. The gallery is located at 141 E. Main St. in downtown Kent.

Location Info

Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State

325 Terrace Drive, Kent, OH 44242

Parking Info

Meter parking – R19 Lot

Accessibility Info