Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Every year, McColl Center alumna artist Susan Harbage Page travels to the U.S.-Mexico border in southeast Texas for “aesthetic, archaeological, and archival intervention”. A photographer and visual artist, The Border Project necessitates the trip for Harbage Page to discover and photograph objects left behind by migrants and refugees, some documented in her exhibition, Borderlands: Evidence From the Rio Grande, at N.C. State University’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design (now available for viewing in a virtual tour).
Director of the Gregg Museum, Roger Manley—also a curator, writer, folklorist, photographer, and award-winning filmmaker—has worked “to better fulfill [the Gregg’s] missions as both a university and community museum” so there is something for everyone who visits. McColl Center alumnus artist Tom Stanley moderates as Harbage Page and Manley discuss the Borderlands exhibition and why art is essential now, more than ever.