Sankofa: A Collective Mythology takes place in the heart of the Midwest, U.S.A.: Saint Louis, Missouri. Artist, Itshanapa Dail Chambers begins the story with the search for her grandmother which parallels her genealogical art process. Through this experience she is introduced to collective ancestors, famous people and collaborators who have impacted society and the Saint Louis region.
Dail Chambers is a mother, artist and activist who exhibits and lectures nationally. She practices her studio art process in St. Louis Place, in north St. Louis, Missouri. Her artwork is based in material meaning and women's topics through an inquiry of history, self and family.
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She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Visionary Award for Emerging Artist in 2011 and a Resolution from the City of St. Louis, Missouri in 2010. She is a 2010 Community Arts Training Institute graduate and 2011 Urban Bush Woman SLI fellow.
Investigation: What does it mean to exhibit in temporary installation spaces outside of the museum? What are you strategies for Community Arts Engagement? How do you envision the future present?
"Art is Business"