Montgomery College Visual and Performing Arts Department Hosts an Artist Talk with Virtual Artist in Residence Hannah Brancato

By Editorial Team on September 13, 2021
Courtesy of Montgomery College The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center.
Artist Talk: Friday, September 17 at 1:30pm

The Montgomery College Visual and Performing Arts Department of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus presents the first artist talk of Fall Semester 2021 featuring virtual artist in resident Hannah Brancato. Hannah Brancato (she/her) is an artist and educator based in Baltimore, who is dedicated to mobilizing visual culture to uproot and resist white supremacy and rape culture. The artist talk will be given at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 17th. Please go to register for thi​s artist talk. This event will be held via ZOOM webinar. This event is free and open to the public. Visit montgomerycollege.edu/artsinstitute to register for this artist talk. This event will be held via ZOOM webinar. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Artist
Hannah Brancato’s practice is grounded in collective storytelling, and the creation of public rituals to bring people’s stories together. Currently, she is documenting the role of art in social justice work through her creative and teaching practice. Brancato is a faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art, Towson University, and UMBC. Her work has received widespread media coverage. She will be Montgomery College’s Fall 2021 Artist in Residence.

Hannah is co-founder of the survivor led collective FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and was part of the collective until 2020. FORCE produced creative interventions to disrupt rape culture and build a culture of consent, and was nationally known for producing large-scale public art campaigns, including the Monument Quilt. Hannah was a 2015 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow to launch FORCE’s Baltimore based survivor collective, Gather Together and as part of FORCE, is the recipient of the 2016 Sondheim Artscape Prize. Hannah began to acknowledge her own experience as a survivor in 2008, while working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence at House of Ruth Maryland and establishing Advocate Through Art, an awareness campaign by and for domestic violence survivors.

About the AIR Program
Currently, the AIR program is being run virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Artist in Residency Program for more information.

Traditionally the Artist in Residence (AIR) program provides artists with studio space for up to one semester in duration. Studios provided are highly visible and placed in an interactive academic setting. To maximize interaction with academic programs, residency dates will align with the academic calendar.

Montgomery College’s Cafritz Arts Center is located at 930 King Street CF120, Silver Spring, MD.