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Avery Brown Bag Series: “Education: The Fabric of My Life,” Marlene Linton O’Bryant-Seabrook, Avery Research Center, Nov 12, 12-1:15 pm

Avery Brown Bag Series: “Education: The Fabric of My Life,” Marlene Linton O’Bryant-Seabrook, PhD, Educator, Lecturer, Fiber Artist, iPad Artist, Avery Research Center, Nov 12, 12-1:15 pm
In this presentation, Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook will share her journey of love for Education—as a life-long receiver and giver. A third generation educator, O’Bryant-Seabrook will share both her rich experiences, and various documents and artifacts from her family of educators. These materials range from the 1868 school record of her maternal great-grandmother, to memorabilia from her time as a student at the Avery Normal Institute, which she attended from Pre-Primer through twelfth Grade. O’Bryant Seabrook will also discuss her years as the only African American, and one of only two women, on the faculty at The Citadel: Military College of South Carolina. Finally, she will present examples of her use of the iPad in conjunction with the designing and execution of her nationally and internationally exhibited art quilts. As an educator and artist, O’Bryant-Seabrook approaches quilting from a dual focus: all of her quilts, which she views as she did the bulletin boards of her elementary school teaching days, have overt or subtle lessons tucked in them.