Desert Lady Diary Podcast / Barbara Gothard, Episode 161.
Dawn Davies, founder of Desert Lady Diaries describes her podcast as profiles of inspiring women living in the desert. Dawn interviewed me about my lived desert experience and you can listen to the podcast here in Episode 161.
What began as a personal curiosity lead artist Barbara Gothard to a research project culminating in her newest works, interpreting the African American homestead experience. Her work is informed by her global corporate career and experiences as a former educator.
To listen to Episode 161, click here.
The Old School House, Second Friday Lecture Series
On October 8, 2021 the lecture will focus on my investigative and creative journey that guided the development of my Art+Humanities project, Contradictions – Bringing The Past Forward© at The Old School House at Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park.
I will discuss how a discovery almost two years ago inspired me to develop a visual interpretation of the stories of the African American homesteaders who settled in the far Eastern Mojave Desert in 1910. It will include my rationale and the creative process on which I’ve embarked. As a female artist of color who lives and works in the desert, their stories provide a cultural relevance of the homesteaders’ experiences in the context and contrast of my own lived experience.
October 8, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
The Old School House located at:
Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277