Applegarth home, Golden Hill. Eastern Shore, MD
9/15 - 12/31/18, extended through 1/31/2019
Saturday, January 26th, 1-4pm
Closing reception, Walking Forward, Looking Back, with artist Carol Mauer
Receptions with the artist:
October 20, 2018 from 1-5pm
Artist's Talk: 3:30pm
November 3, 2018 @ 11am
Film screening of the documentary High Tide in Dorchester
Further info below/right.
Three walks with Carol in the vicinity of Street Road are scheduled during the exhibition - join us to explore our area, exhibition themes, and walking as an art practice. RSVP recommended, see below/right for details.
Walking forward, looking back is a practice-based project utilizing a journey through the landscape. Artist Carol Maurer walks from her ancestral home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland through Delaware to Chester County PA, collecting stories, photos, memories and objects along the route. Rediscovering histories – both true and false.
The journey began as a way to experientially confront her responsibility as a descendant of enslavers and slowly weaves into a meditation on the time, tempos, conversations and understandings walking can make space for.
Artworks and materials gathered will be exhibited at Street Road throughout Fall 2018. There will also be additional, scheduled walks in Chester County during this time.
Carol Maurer's introduction to the work (video coming soon)
RELATED EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING
Fellow wanderers are invited to join the walk from Maryland to Pennsylvania (below) and three additional walks in the vicinity of Street Road (see left and below) during the exhibition.
13 February 2018 St. Mary Star of The Sea to Golden Hill (Applegarth home) to Harriet Tubman Historical National Park (Maryland) – 9.2 miles
12 March 2018 Harriet Tubman Historical National Park, Blackwater Refuge Trails, Stanley Institute (Maryland) – 8 miles
29 April 2018 Faith Community United Methodist Church, East New Market, MD to Secretary, MD to West Haven, MD. – 3.5 miles
30 April 2018 West Haven, MD to Choptank, MD to Preston, MD – 9 miles
1 May 2018 Preston, MD to Denton, MD – 15 miles
2 May 2018 Denton, MD to Sandtown, DE – 14 miles
14 May 2018 Blackwood State Forest to Odessa, DE – 9 miles
15 May 2018 Odessa, DE to Delaware City, DE – 13 miles
15 September 2018 Old New Castle to Wilmington, DE – via the new bike trail / greenway opening June 2018 - 10 miles
August 2018 Wilmington (Friends Meeting) to Hockessin, DE – 12 miles
September June 2018 Hockessin, DE to Street Road Artists Space – 16 miles
High Tide in Dorchester film screening, Nov. 3, 2018
Sharing a geographic starting point with Walking Forward, Looking Back, this 2017 documentary aims to foster a conversation about climate change and related impacts of sea level rise and erosion, and leverage that conversation into action. The focus, Dorchester County, MD, is already experiencing the future that increasingly faces coastal areas worldwide. This low-lying county on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area, but it is destined to drop to the 14th largest by 2100 — or sooner — as waters rise and erosion worsens.
ADDITIONAL WALKS, DURING THE EXHIBITION
November 11th, 2018 @ 12pm
This 4 mile loop in Christiana and Atglen, PA traces The Christiana Resistance, an under-studied and key series of events in the history of the abolition of slavery.
Along the walk we will visit the The Christiana Underground Railroad Center at the Historic Zercher's Hotel, consider historic markers and monuments, and also discuss the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, as well as how language is used to frame and understand, or misunderstand, events of our collective histories.
November 27th, 2018 @ 4pm
2.7 mile loop, https://tinyurl.com/yaqfl5we
This walk in Kennett Square begins at the Kennett Friends Meeting and passes multiple locations, including Bethel A.M.E. Church, New Garden Church and the intersection of State and Union Streets. Conversations will focus on land ownership - including that of free African Americans in the 1850s, architecture, histories, and the mystery of Charles Pennock.
1. Rebecca Solnit, A field guide to getting lost (Viking 2005), https://tinyurl.com/y8qyog6a
2. Cheryl Janifer LaRoche, The Geography of Resistance; Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad (Univ. of Ill. Press 2014). https://tinyurl.com/y96k4lal
December 8th, 2018 @ 12pm
Old Colundrum Mine walk
at The Myrick Conservation Center
Saturday, Dec. 8th (Saturday) - 12 to 2 pm
Walk one of the trails of the 318 acre Myrick Conservation Center. The Old Colundrum Mine trail wanders through the Lenape Woods with pines and oaks and along the edges of the MCC property lines.
Meet in the parking lot on Unionville-Wawasett Road.
1. Friends and Enemies in Penn's Woods: Indians, Colonists, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania. Edited by Wm. A. Pencak and Daniel K. Richter (Penn State Univ. Press, 2004)
2. A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman. Dawn G. Marsh (University of Nebraska Press, 2014)
3. "Decolonization is not a metaphor" Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society2012.
Saturday, December 8, 2-4pm
19th-Century Delaware Law for African Americans
at London Grove Friends Meeting, hosted by the Kennett Underground Railroad Center