Kentler Connects: Collectors - how to be a voice in culture today

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Kentler Connects: Collectors - how to be a voice in culture today
Wes Cochran, Perian Carson and Robin Holder

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Session #2
KENTLER CONNECTS: Collectors - how to be a voice in culture today
Moderator: Robin Holder
Panelists: Perian Carson (NYC), Wes Cochran (The Cochran Collection, Georgia)

Sunday, May 27, 4pm  (free and open to the public)
Event video: https://vimeo.com/273398901

Wes and Missy Cochran of LaGrange, Georgia, have been collectors of prints for more than 40 years with a focus on works on paper by African-American artists. Wes, a retired stone mason, and Missy, a retired school teacher, have one of the largest private print collections in the south. An exhibition entitled "Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss: Abstraction by African American Women Artists in The Cochran Collection" is currently on view at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.

Perian Carson is a private collector working in the field of community arts development. Recently moved to the Bronx, she credits that her impulse to collect was roused during 15 years as a Red Hook resident and Kentler regular.  

Kentler Connects is an event series initiated by Artist Advisory Board member Robin Holder. Robin Holder’s work focuses on issues of identity and culture. She has been featured in one person exhibitions at the Mobile Museum of Art, The Spelman College Museum and The David Driskell Center, the American Labor Museum and The NCCU Art Museum. Holder was awarded an Individual Visual Artist Grant by The Brooklyn Arts Council. Her work is included in significant collections including the Library of Congress, Yale University, United Parcel Service, The Washington State Arts Commission, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. www.robinholder.work

This talk will be held at Kentler in conjunction with our connect & collect May Flatfiles Fundraiser. 

Kentler Connects, initiated by Robin Holder, is a series of panel discussions, workshops and presentations held at Kentler addressing sensitive, challenging, difficult and creative issues related to art, society and culture. The goals of these discussions are to foster and develop a more active and diverse creative community, offer a platform to share perspectives, and talk about vital current issues in the context of contemporary art.

To invigorate and expand our perceptions, we invite all those interested in attending to also bring a partner who:
- Is from another generation
- Has a different native language
- Is of a different racial or ethnic ancestry
- Works in a different profession
- Lives in a different environment
- Is anchored in a different socioeconomic world