On this episode, WAYO 104.3's Up Close and Cultural host Rachel DeGuzman chatted with Rochester based book artist Amanda Chestnut. Aside from her work as an artist and curator, Chestnut is also the communications coordinator at Genesee Center for the Arts and Education where she teaches classes for the community. They discussed her fascinating work, its relevance to our countries ever present and perhaps intensified struggles with race, as well as the ongoing conversations that take place on this show.
More about Amanda…she is a book artist whose work focuses on the representation of history and in particular, how the history of race and gender impacts modern narratives. The title of her 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition at Visual Studies Workshop was “Why Do You Have to Make Everything About Race?”
This episode aired on July 19, 2016 and was broadcast from the WAYO studio in Rochester, New York. The photo in this post is of Amanda Chestnut.