Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Art and Community

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My Aunt Dorothy’s 85th Birthday

On August 16, my Aunt Dorothy celebrated her 85th birthday and when I asked her what she wanted she responded, “let’s go to the casino in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday!” Aunt Dot had received an invitation from the casino to come celebrate!  A free t-shirt […]

Ms. Hurston’s Eatonville

  Zora Neale Hurston in Florida After spending years in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, the second oldest incorporated municipality founded by African Americans in the US, I am now working on a Journeys Project in Eatonville, Florida, the first incorporated African American municipality in the US. Eatonville […]

Angels

Reposting:  Angels In Straight Jackets  is a multi-media installation that will feature sound, performance, projection and video centered on three textile- based mixed media sculptures. It is a collaboration of three artists and scholars: mixed media artist and “visual mythographer” Lynn Marshall Linnemeier, of Atlanta, […]

Redressing the Stone

THIS FROM AN EARLIER POST: Redressing the Stone brings together members of the Lithonia, Georgia community as they collaborate with artist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier to create an Agan for the community. The Agan is a masquerade costume that is used in an Egungun masquerade in Nigeria. […]

First Visit Central State Hospital

Mab and I traveled to Milledgeville in June 2011 to discuss plans for a possible exhibit. Upon entrance to the hospital I found myself surrounded by death and decay; Central State had been closed for the most part since 2010 but many of the buildings had […]

Angels In Straight Jackets, Exalted on the Ward

At about the time that I started working on the Wolf Creek Project in 2011, Mab Segrest contacted me about another Journey Project for Central State Hospital. When we met in 2011, Mab was Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies at Connecticut College. I knew very little about Central State […]

Catching Up

It’s been a while since I’ve written on the Journey Projects blog. In fact, it’s been over six months! ‘So what have you been doing since you last posted’ you might ask. Let’s see if we can’t catch up. Beneath the Ogirishi Tree, the Journey […]

Catching Up

It’s been a while since I’ve written on the Journey Projects blog. In fact, it’s been over six months! ‘So what have you been doing since you last posted’ you might ask. Let’s see if we can’t catch up. Beneath the Ogirishi Tree, the Journey […]

Introducing Sepiastory

I first met Manoj Purushothaman at the Alternate Roots retreat in 2013. He interviewed me about  the Journey Projects. He later contacted me about doing video documentation for the Journey Projects. I was impressed by Manoj’s gentle manner and his passion for documentation. When I […]

Beneath the Ogirishi Tree

The Journey Projects has moved back into the studio.  Pierre Coiron of Stability Engineering has approved the weight limits for the sculpture and Jason Smith of Smithworks Iron and Design, is forging the Ogirishi Tree out of steel, while I tackle the ornamentation for the […]