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Culture Keepers, Culture Makers - Community Conversation #1

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Culture Keepers, Culture Makers:
Becoming Culture Keepers and Culture Makers (Community Conversation #1)
Thursday, May 13
Location: 3S Artspace
Doors 5:30 / Event: 6:00-7:30pm
Seated / Table reservation (a table seats up to 4 people in your party)
Free and open to the public / Donations appreciated


  • Please note: 3S Artspace is operating at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing as part of our safety measures for staff and guests. Please take a moment to read our Health & Safety guidance in advance of your visit to 3S Artspace.


  • Let’s begin where we are. Together, we note our hopes and fears, meet artist Richard and facilitator Kristen, and explore what it means to be a part of changing a cultural narrative.   
  • Includes a viewing of activist, scholar, and educator Ruby Sales’ TED Talk, “How can we start to heal the pain of racial division?”
  • How do we move toward racial amity?


Culture Keepers, Culture Makers Overview:

Cultural representation matters. Visual art, music, design, film, fashion, dance and writing are part of our daily lives. Together, culture informs our personal perspectives, our understanding of history and the potential to chart a more positive course for our future.

For four weeks beginning on May 13th, 3S Artspace invites you to join artist Richard Haynes and facilitator Kristen Butterfield-Ferrell as they lead the Seacoast community through a series of in-depth conversations that explore culture’s influence on the issue of race and equity.

These are hybrid events: they can be attended in-person at 3S or virtually via Zoom.

Click here to learn about additional community conversations.


What to expect at each community conversation:

Richard and Kristen ground each conversation by introducing us to a culture maker through film, music or in person. They will then offer prompts to guide our own listening and participation. What question did you have coming in? What are you hoping to learn?  What are you hoping to contribute? Each session concludes with individual and shared reflection time.


About Richard Haynes and Kristen Butterfield-Ferrell:

Kristen and Richard knew each other from Kristen’s time as a student and UNH Admissions tour guide, and they re-connected in September 2013 when Kristen returned to the Admissions Office where Richard worked. Richard quickly became a colleague and mentor, and Kristen and Richard had many lengthy dialogues about their own life experiences and how they are similar or vary (mostly vary) based on society’s systems and norms. Out of this friendship grew the opportunity to engage at a community level, and Kristen and Richard have done three Culture Keepers, Culture Makers projects to date. Click here to learn more about Richard and Kristen...


Continuing the conversation:

When the public community conversations conclude, participants pre-selected by 3S Artspace will take part in art workshops guided by Richard using the content and hopes for future amity from the community conversations. An exhibition of the work will be on view in the Lobby Gallery and a public art piece (designed by the participants together) will be installed outside of 3S Artspace as a welcome to our space and to our values.


3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thank you to our year-round Lead Sponsors: Raka, PixelMedia, and The Stebbins Family.