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Building Community One Stitch at a Time: TEDx Indianapolis

Building Community One Stitch at a Time

TEDx Indianapolis, October 2013

Lynch Quilt Project on Display at Indianapolis Public Library Causes Controversy


Meet the Artists @ IMCPL


Meet-the-Artists XXV

Community Reacts to The Lynch Quilts Project @ IMCPL

Michgian State University Student Interview

Working Through Exhibition @

Michigan State University


Art and Soul 2010


Poetic Dialogue Project Part I
@ Indiana State University


Poetic Dialogue Project Part II @
Indiana State University


LaShawnda Crowe Storm
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Building community one stitch at a time: LaShawnda Crowe Storm at TEDxIndianapolis

Building community one stitch at a time: LaShawnda Crowe Storm at TEDxIndianapolis

LaShawnda Crowe Storm explores how a work of art grows beyond the mind of the artist, and only truly gains life once released to the hands of the community. The Lynch Quilts Project is a community-based effort that explores the history and ramifications of racial violence in the United States through the textile tradition of quilting. At the root of this effort is a desire to create the space where these difficult communal conversations can occur. While the end products are what people remember, the true work of art is how people from diverse backgrounds and abilities comes together to make art and give voice and life to a part of history that many would soon rather forget. Crowe Storm is an artist, activist, community builder and occasionally an urban farmer. Whether she is making artwork or sowing seeds, Crowe Storm uses her creative power as a vehicle for dialogue, social change and healing. Her series, The Lynch Quilts Project, has won wide spread acclaim and was featured in the May 2013 issue of ESSENCE magazine. At the core of Crowe Storm's creative practice is a desire to create community-based processes where the process of making art becomes the opportunity create the necessary space and place for necessary conversations around a variety of topics ranging from historical violence to gender empowerment. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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