Mari Evans' "Ethos and Creativity" Three Decades Later: Art and Race in Indianapolis
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A public conversation with five local artists about art and race in Indianapolis and the continuing relevance of Mari Evans’ 1989 essay, “Ethos and Creativity.”
Mari Evans’ “Ethos and Creativity,” which was commissioned by the Indiana Humanities Council and originally appeared in the collection Where We Live: Essay about Indiana (edited by David Hoppe, Indiana University Press, 1989), examined Ethos as a shaping matrix for creativity, which is the response of the human spirit to the variety of its experiences. In Indianapolis, Evans observed an Ethos of trauma and stress for Black people, and any creative response was “not empowered or enabled toView more
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