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A Conversation with Ben Hamburger

A Conversation with Ben Hamburger Sharon P. h olland: I am so honored to be sitti ng down with you to talk a little bit about your work and what inspires you, what motivates you. Tell us fi rst a little bit about yourself ,and more importantly what you want south readers to know about you. b en h a Mbur Ger: Cool. Well, I’m so glad to be featured in the jour- nal, and I’m really excited to be involved with the project in general. I am from Maryland and have been living in the South in diff erent places for the past ten years or so, from Florida to New Orleans to Balti more, which is tec hnically the South, to here in Carrboro, North Carolina, where I recently moved. I am a painter ,art teacher ,and community artist. SPh : For our readers and for the scholars who aren’t necessarily art historians or folks who do work in materi al culture, what’s a communit y artist? bh : Part of my artistic practice is engaging with people in whate ver location I am in. So someti mes I do that through teac hing workshops or collaborative art-making experiences or just going http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Literary Journal and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English.
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Abstract

Sharon P. h olland: I am so honored to be sitti ng down with you to talk a little bit about your work and what inspires you, what motivates you. Tell us fi rst a little bit about yourself ,and more importantly what you want south readers to know about you. b en h a Mbur Ger: Cool. Well, I’m so glad to be featured in the jour- nal, and I’m really excited to be involved with the project in general. I am from Maryland and have been living in the South in diff erent places for the past ten years or so, from Florida to New Orleans to Balti more, which is tec hnically the South, to here in Carrboro, North Carolina, where I recently moved. I am a painter ,art teacher ,and community artist. SPh : For our readers and for the scholars who aren’t necessarily art historians or folks who do work in materi al culture, what’s a communit y artist? bh : Part of my artistic practice is engaging with people in whate ver location I am in. So someti mes I do that through teac hing workshops or collaborative art-making experiences or just going

Journal

The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 24, 2018

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