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lydia see

Gallery Director / Joseph F Gross Endowed Curator

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MFA Western Carolina University
BFA Massachusetts College of Art + Design

lydia see (she/they/y’all) is a multidisciplinary practitioner, educator, and curator of art + archives who is passionate about the uses of art for social justice + civic engagement. 

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lydia is:

  • northern by birth, Appalachian by choice, and now residing on the ancestral lands of the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Tucson, AZ);

  • a serial collaborator, compulsive community builder, practicing studio artist, and educator of students from early childhood through end of life;

  • a firm believer in the power of cultural access to transform lives;

  • a curator within and without formal exhibition spaces.

In 2021, lydia curated Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archivean exhibition connecting ephemera from the Black Mountain Dreier Archive with objects from the Asheville Art Museum's collection, with a focus on underrepresented artists within the prevailing Black Mountain College narratves. lydia launched Engaging Collections in 2019, a residency and publication at the intersections of representation + art with libraries, archives, and special collections, with a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation as part of their All for NC Fellowship. Engaging Collections launched its first community collaboration, The Carolina Record Shop in June 2021, an installation in Pack Memorial Library's recently renovated Buncombe County Special Collections co-created with resident artist Honey Simone and many community partners.

lydia was a co-founder of the Six Feet (2020) and Cabbage School (2017) communities, and has developed programming, infrastructure, and/or strategic plans for myriad other initiatives and organizations, including Theater in the Open, Asheville Art Museum, and Revolve (currently serving as a core advisory board member). 

Residencies include: Peter Bullough Foundation (2021), Elsewhere (2018), Hub-Bub in partnership with Spartanburg County Public Libraries (2016-2017), Penland School of Craft (2015, 2016)

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The renovated Marroney Theatre reopens this week with the debut of Sweeney Todd by UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, celebrating the newly christened stage named in honor of one of our most beloved alumni, actor Craig T. Nelson. 

The theatre has new seating, state-of-the-art screening equipment, and a sound system. These updates will allow the venue to double as one of the most technologically advanced film screening rooms in Tucson. Plus, there are upgrades to the east entry, lobby, box office, and restrooms.

β€œThe reopening of the Marroney Theatre marks an important milestone for the Arizona Arts Master Plan,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. β€œWe have upgraded a space used by generations of theatre students and soon by our film students as well. 

All of this was made possible thanks to the generosity of private donors as well as university leadership who provided critical matching funds.

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