Join us for this Wheaton Conversations event with vanessa german about the importance of making space for creativity, the meaning of colors and material culture, and the healing power of art. vanessa german is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood. She is known for her “power figure” sculptures of black female figures, three-dimensional collages adorned with tangible found materials, and the intangible power of art and love. A member of our Emanation 2017 cohort of invited artists, she worked with WheatonArts’ Glass Studio artists to create glass pieces for inclusion in her sculptures. The project’s resulting work, The Parade of Wonder Against the Myth of Certainty, or, How Not to Die of Lies, was a powerful installation that spoke to the grief for murdered black children, the healing power of community, strength found in compassion and vulnerability, and the holding of past, present, and future in black bodies. FREE via Zoom! This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a new virtual series highlighting select & diverse artists with ties to WheatonArts. To see the full schedule of conversations, visit wheatonarts.org.