Case Studies & Cocktails|May 2020|Breakfast at Tiffany’s Inspired
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Case Studies & Cocktails is the mindful mingle “happy” hour for your body, mind, and spirit. We learn through art and music therapy, beauty, and even recipes. Look over the notes and then view the video. Additional learning, below.
Notes & Reference Points of Video (below)
Waiting for the right man to come along
The pressure to have children
Answering to men as a form of identity
The nameless cat
Young women marrying by 20 as a norm
Girls being engaged in their teens as a norm
Living one’s truth
Lifestyle vs Life
Neatly packaged for public consumption
Survival vs Heart decisions
The dichotomy of the first and final scenes
Fine Artist of the era
Sometimes known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, Kent was a nun and art teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles.
Her departure from the school (and the order) in 1968 was partially related to the tension between the order and the church over the progressive reforms of the Vatican II movement, but it was also timed with her own artistic commitments and rising renown.
Throughout the ’60s, she made radio and TV appearances and lectured around the country. Before Warhol made the medium famous, she was working in serigraphy (screen-printing) because it could be cheaply mass-produced and widely disseminated.
Her lively, colorful works speak through graphic simplicity as they combine Bible verses, brand logos, literary quotes, and even Beatles lyrics to explore larger issues like poverty, civil rights, and the Vietnam War, ultimately to effect change.
Deeply engaged with her subject matter, she remained an activist up until her death in 1986, earning the moniker “the joyous revolutionary” from photographer Ben Shahn.