Exploring the Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott with Curator George Ciscle

In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee interviews curator George Ciscle about the exhibition "Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott" at the Baltimore Museum of Art. They discuss the significance of Scott's intricate textile art, the collaborative approach to curation, and the impact of the exhibition on the Baltimore art scene. πŸŽ™πŸ–Ό

Episode Highlights:

-George Ciscle's early experiences in the performing arts and how it influenced his career in curation (00:01:53) 🎭
-The evolution of George Ciscle's approach to curation and the importance of collaboration (00:08:45) πŸ”„
-The role of a curator and how it has evolved over time (00:08:45) πŸ•°
-An overview of the exhibition "Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott" and its significance to the -Baltimore art scene (00:15:28) πŸ›
-The multidimensional approach to Scott's artwork, including prayer pillows, healing shawls, and family diaries (00:25:09) πŸ§΅πŸ“˜
The challenges in planning and executing the exhibition (00:31:26) 🀯
-Advice for aspiring curators, including the importance of practice and building relationships with artists (00:35:20) πŸ—£πŸ’Ό

Key Takeaways:

-Collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches are essential in the field of curation. 🀝🌐
-The exhibition showcases the art of Elizabeth Talford Scott, highlighting its cultural significance and fostering community engagement. 🌍
-The exhibition includes a companion satellite exhibition at eight different sites in Baltimore. πŸ“
-Scott's artwork serves both functional and storytelling purposes, including healing and family narratives. πŸ’–πŸ“–

Visit artbma.org for more information about the exhibition and to plan your visit.

Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs event
George's Website
George's LinkedIn

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
George Ciscle
George Ciscle
George Ciscle has mounted groundbreaking exhibitions and taught courses in the fine arts and humanities for close to 50 years. He was the founder and director of The Contemporary, an β€œun-museum,” which challenges existing conventions for exhibiting art in temporary non-traditional sites. From 1997 - 2017 he served as Curator-in-Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), consulting on the development of community-based and public programming concentrating on exploring new models for connecting art, artists, and audiences. At MICA Ciscle also founded and directed the Exhibition Development Seminar, Curatorial Studies Concentration, and MFA in Curatorial Practice.
Exploring the Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott with Curator George Ciscle
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