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Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas Featured on Connecticut Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”

March 21, 2019 JIE Updates

Connecticut Public Radio recently interviewed Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas about her life and art. 

A piece of Lisette’s artwork titled Phyllis Porter Place Setting is now on view at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. Lisette’s piece is part of a larger exhibit called “Women of York— Shared Dining.” Inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, the installation features a triangular table with place settings that honor women of significance to the artists.

In the interview, Lisette notes, 

“The arts for me was the only tool available where I could let go of all those fears, all the pain, and just be,” Oblitas said.

For Oblitas, the place setting represents her personal acceptance and forgiveness but she also wants the piece to inspire others to forgive themselves.

To learn more about Lisette’s work, read the full article and listen to the interview here


Featured image: Susan Meiselas / Three Guineas Fund Project