Moved by the ways conjuring appears in Renée Stout’s work, perfumer November Nichols will lead us in a workshop on conjuring that which is within us. Using fragrance and journaling as our able guides, we will explore the essence of our being through our senses.
L’ Artisan Muse by November Nichols is a luxury sensory experience. They offer a carefully curated collection of holistic classes, events, products and services for the mind, body, and soul. L’ Artisan Muse is a feel good boutique for those with discerning taste, so whether you sit, sip, or shop with them, every class, product and service offered is focused on self care and sourced with the idea of helping you to “feel good.” They believe that if you feel good, you are more likely to do good and, the artists at L’Artisan Muse are all about creating lives that we love and putting more good out into the world!
Photo courtesy of November Nichols.
Who inspires you? The Inspired By series was created to acknowledge Black women artists who explore themes that align with the Museum’s mission. We are honored to launch this series with Renée Stout.
Renée Stout grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. In 1985 she moved to Washington, D.C. and began to explore the roots of her African American heritage. She looks to the belief systems of African peoples and their descendants throughout the African Diaspora, as well as to the world and her immediate environment, for the inspiration to create works that encourage self-examination, self-empowerment and self-healing.
The lives of Stout’s imaginary characters unfold in a variety of media, including painting, mixed media sculpture, photography and installation. The recipient of awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Stout has shown her work in solo and group shows throughout the United States, and in England, Russia and the Netherlands.
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