Katy Clune
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Fabric of Freedom

Freedom movements and social justice activism are as integral to Greensboro, NC, as its railroads. Fabric of Freedom was a series of arts programs that celebrated the diversity and cultural history of Greensboro, host city for the National Folk Festival (2015–2017). Exhibits, music, dance, community events, and more were presented in venues across the city throughout September. As program curator and coordinator, I conceived and produced these events. I also designed the Fabric of Freedom logo and brochure.
 

An overview of Fabric of Freedom produced by Katy Clune.

 Brochure and logo design for Fabric of Freedom. 

Brochure and logo design for Fabric of Freedom. 

 Asian-Pacific American Family Celebration, Greensboro Historical Museum. Photo courtesy GHM.

Asian-Pacific American Family Celebration, Greensboro Historical Museum. Photo courtesy GHM.

 Hidden Histories, Elsewhere. Photo courtesy Elsewhere.

Hidden Histories, Elsewhere. Photo courtesy Elsewhere.

 Odyssey 5, a NC-grown soul band, at the Fabric of Freedom kick-off concert. 

Odyssey 5, a NC-grown soul band, at the Fabric of Freedom kick-off concert. 

 The Eliminators 2 at the International Civil Rights Museum and Center. 

The Eliminators 2 at the International Civil Rights Museum and Center. 

 Activist April Parker at the "Greensboro is Our Home" storytelling session. 

Activist April Parker at the "Greensboro is Our Home" storytelling session. 

 "Home is Where____________" prompt cards and responses. 

"Home is Where____________" prompt cards and responses. 

 Fabric of Freedom events drew diverse crowds to venues across Greensboro. 

Fabric of Freedom events drew diverse crowds to venues across Greensboro. 

 Sacred steel guitarist DaShawn Hickman.

Sacred steel guitarist DaShawn Hickman.

 DaShawn Hickman and the Allen Boys, Greensboro Historical Museum. 

DaShawn Hickman and the Allen Boys, Greensboro Historical Museum. 

  Peace and Restoration for Self-Determination  by artist Shani Peters at Bennett College. 

Peace and Restoration for Self-Determination by artist Shani Peters at Bennett College. 

  Objects from the Borderlands  by artist Susan Harbage Page at Greensboro Project Space.

Objects from the Borderlands by artist Susan Harbage Page at Greensboro Project Space.

 National Folk Festival visitors help "weave the tent" with artist Jo Israelson for her  Welcoming the Stranger  project. 

National Folk Festival visitors help "weave the tent" with artist Jo Israelson for her Welcoming the Stranger project. 

 "What's your North Carolina Story?" micro oral history Airstream. 

"What's your North Carolina Story?" micro oral history Airstream. 

 Example portraits from this oral history project.

Example portraits from this oral history project.

 Gospel singer Mary D. Williams performs at the O.Henry Hotel. 

Gospel singer Mary D. Williams performs at the O.Henry Hotel. 

 Lewis Brandon, III, community historian at the Beloved Community Center. 

Lewis Brandon, III, community historian at the Beloved Community Center. 

  Traditions of Protest in North Carolina,  exhibition by the North Carolina Folklore Society. 

Traditions of Protest in North Carolina, exhibition by the North Carolina Folklore Society.