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Piping Up For Community
Brian Donaldson (Virginia Military Institute)
Brian Donaldson is one of the most accomplished pipers in the world – winning many of the major awards and even performing in front of the queen of England. Now he’s the pipe band director at Virginia Military institute. He says Queen Elizabeth was a huge fan of bagpipe music.
Zines And The Punk Scene
Christopher Kardamibikis (George Mason University)
Zines and 90’s punk culture are intimately linked. Iconic punk bands like Bikini Kill relied on zines to gain a following and spread the word. Christopher Kardamibikis says Washington DC was the spot for zines and the underground punk scene.
Exploring Motherhood Through Ceramics
Jessica Gardner (Northern Virginia Community College)
Being a mom is hard. But it can also be one of the most joyous experiences of life. Jessica Gardner’s ceramic artwork explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of motherhood in the modern era.
The Second Arts And Crafts Movement
Mary Wright (Christopher Newport University)
There’s a second arts and crafts movement underway and it’s flourishing on social media apps like Instagram and Tiktok. Mary Wright says just like the first one, the second arts and crafts movement is a response against consumerist culture and mass production.
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