Holly has a long history with the Center for Public Humanities, co-teaching Oral History and Community Memory with Anne Valk for 3 semesters, working with students on independent studies and serving as a community connection for other humanities classes. The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities awarded her the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities in 2014 and this fall she will be recognized by the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum at their Annual Honoring Dinner. UPP Arts is really the essence of Public Humanities, combining art and environmental justice concerns in their work with neighborhoods and school communities. Holly will be collaborating with Loren Spears, Director of the Tomaquag Museum on programming for UPP Arts’ Indigenous focus in 2016.
Public Humanities Community FellowFounder and Artistic Director of UPP Arts[email protected]