When the USA faces times of consternation and turmoil, the stoutest patriot will encourage their fellow citizens to find faith in our long-standing symbols…like the flag. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Kelli tells contributor gianofer fields that she gets what it means to be an American. However, asking her to be PROUD of our history is asking a bit too much.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Kelli makes her home in the South-Western part of The US.
Image: Close-up of the “Flag of Faces” exhibit at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum featuring the faces of immigrants. Photo by Ludovic Bertron. “The American Flag of Faces™” is produced by ESI Design and Artgig Studio. Information about the people pictured can found here.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio.