CALL/VoCA Talk: Emmett Wigglesworth

Muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer, and poet Emmett Wigglesworth sat down with curator and VoCA Program Committee Member, Christie Mitchell on November 20, 2015, to discuss building a fifty-year career at the intersection of arts, education, and social consciousness. Wigglesworth reflects on his participation in the Civil Rights Movement, the Weusi Artist Collective, Harlem Children’s Art Carnival, and a number of other initiatives formed out of the Black Arts movement in the 60s and 70s.

This event was one of a series hosted in partnership with VoCA to highlight the innovative CALL initiative while also underscoring the crucial need for dialogue with artists around the production, presentation, and preservation of their work. The full-length Talk is below, and transcripts of VoCA Talks are available upon request. Please direct queries to [email protected].