Join us for Caribbean Women of Resistance: In the Studio with Dollmaker Camila Bryce-LaPorte Friday, February 26th at 7pm. Camila will provide an overview of dolls that represent Caribbean and Latin American women who have played a significant role in the fight for their freedom and liberation. She will also demonstrate the dollmaking process.
About Camila Bryce-LaPorte
I am a folklife specialist and community scholar who works with groups of people to help them rediscover the value of their history, their cultural traditions, and their community through the art of cultural documentation. I approach each project as a collaborative effort. Together we learn to identify, collect, interpret, archive, present and preserve vital cultural resources and traditions and to also to document those historical events that precipitated change. My objective is to drive localized discussions about the concept of community and cultural heritage so that we can appreciate our commonalities and our differences.
Among the most personally significant projects is my on-going work with the African American doll and puppet artist. Doll and puppetry artistry among African descendants in the Americas has an ancient vintage. The craft has evolved It embodies African traditions and American ingenuity. Following in the long tradition of their predecessors, contemporary artisans are creating works that preserve the past, document the present, and envision the future.