|Ann Fessler, visual artist, author
and Professor at Rhode Island School of
Design, has spent the last twenty-five years producing
video installations and photo-text works that use story-telling to
issues of family, identity, and gender inequities. Since 2002 Fessler,
adoptee has been collecting the oral histories of women who surrendered
children for adoption between World War II and the passage of Roe
She will present her video and audio work "Everlasting", which is
of excerpts from the oral history intervews.
Fessler was a 2003-04 Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and has been the recipient of numerous grants including the National Endowment for the Arts, the LEF Foundation, the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and the Maryland and Rhode Island State Arts Councils. Her award-winning short videos have been screened widely at festivals and in gallery installations.