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JoAnne McFarland

As an artist, poet and curator, JoAnne McFarland believes that “words are the most powerful things in human societies… I respect each utterance’s ability to be part of a path, to elucidate what we can achieve together, and to mitigate damaging experiences.” Reflecting this belief, Joanne presents two works, My Broken French, a scroll depicting a poem from her book, Identifying the Body, and Fugitive Deck, a mixed media installation. The word fugitive refers to the double meaning “the indomitable human drive toward freedom, and the way caustic labels for African Americans can be stripped of their ability to destroy the spirit.”