Artist Talk: Ada Pinkston

Event Details

Monuments, Memorials, and Memory
June 15th 1:00 pm at Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
A performative lecture and workshop on the past, present, and future of monuments. How has the shape and form of monuments and public memory evolved over time in the United States? What will monuments look like in the future? At the end of the workshop, the audience will engage in a group discussion and workshop.


The Shape Of Memories... Moving with the Past
June 23rd 3:30-4:15 pm at Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building

Mélisande Short-Colomb will perform a portion of her one-woman show I am Here. Following her performance, she and visual artist Ada Pinkston will discuss the connections that the past has to the present and what visions there are for the future. Conversation and Q&A with Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow Ada Pinkston and Mélisande Colomb

About Mélisande Short-Colomb:
Mélisande Short-Colomb is a rising third year student at Georgetown College, and, a founding member of the GU272 Advocacy Team. She also serves on  the Georgetown Memory Project's Board of Advisors, as well as Council Elder of the GU@72 Descendants Association. Mélisande is a descendant of two families sold in 1838 for the greater good of the Society of Jesus, and the preservation of the legacy of Georgetown College.  She is a recipient of a 2019 Fr. Bunn Award for journalistic excellence for commentary in support of the "GU272 Referendum to Create a New Legacy." The referendum was passed by overwhelming student support and vote on April 11 of this year. Mélisande is a native of New Orleans, LA, began her studies at GU in August of 2017, as one of two undergraduate student accepted into the college from the recognized descendant families. She retired from a lengthy culinary career to to relocate to Washington as a first year student. Her family includes four adult children and four-grandaughters, and scores of newly identified cousins.