RadioACTive 11.07.23

  • November 7, 2023
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RadioACTive explores Moral Courage with Allison Gerrard, who teaches ways to turn contentious issues into constructive conversations. The artists and curator behind 'Sangre Mia' -- a new art exhibit about reclaimed ancestry, cultural assimilation and identity at Material Gallery. And Larissa FastHorse, the playwright behind The Thanksgiving Play being produced locally by Wasatch Theatre Co. and SLC Theatre Co-Op.

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Sangre Mía” is a new art exhibit about reclaimed ancestry, cultural assimilation, and identity opening at Material Gallery in South Salt Lake. RadioACTive speaks with artists Bianca Velasquez and Kelly Tapìa-Chuning and curator Roxanne Gray. 

  • Nov. 11: Sangre Mía opening reception, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Material Gallery, 2970 S. West Temple, South Salt Lake. "This textile-based exhibition about reclaimed ancestry, cultural assimilation, and identity features the serape and text art of Kelly Tapìa-Chuning and the pictorial beadwork of Bianca Velasquez. Material will host an opening reception from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m., moderated by Roxanne Gray of 801 Salon. The exhibition will also be available for viewing on Friday, Nov. 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. as part of Salt Lake City’s Gallery Stroll, during the closing reception on Friday, Dec. 15, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., and by appointment. The artists will be in attendance for the opening of the exhibition."

Larissa FastHorse, the playwright behind The Thanksgiving Play being produced locally by Wasatch Theatre Co. and SLC Theatre Co-Op.

  • Nov. 11 & Dec. 2-4: The Thanksgiving Play, presented by Wasatch Theatre Co. at SLC Theatre Co-Op and Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theatre. "The Thanksgiving Play chronicles a group of four actors trying to produce a historical Thanksgiving play for elementary students. The problem? All four actors identify as White, and they can’t find an Indigenous actor to support cultural competency. The results are a satirical look at our woke culture and our efforts at culturally relevant work that bypasses some of the individuals who ought to be at the table in the creating process." For dates, locations and tickets, click here

Allison Gerrard of Moral Courage, a program that provides tools and training to turn contentious issues into constructive conversations. If you're anxious about conversations at the dinner table this holiday season, check out their resources.

Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments, or suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: