Panel discussion featuring Logan Hinderliter of the RI Council for the Humanities, Marta Martinez of RI Latino Arts and Angela DiVeglia of Providence Public Library. Moderated by Ron Potvin of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University.
Join us for a lively panel discussion about Rhode Tour and how it can be leveraged to make history and heritage more accessible. Rhode Tour is a joint initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Rhode Tour is a smartphone app and website that uses text, sound, and images to bring Rhode Island stories to the palm of your hand. You can view Rhode Tour here: http://rhodetour.org/
Our panelists will provide an overview of the site, including how to use it and how to propose a tour, as well as share their experiences in creating tours for the app.
Angela DiVeglia is the Curatorial Assistant at the Providence Public Library, where she plans and creates exhibitions, catalogs rare books, runs the library’s annual research fellowship for artists, and works closely with the city’s arts and design community. She is also an urban gardener and city cyclist, and serves on the Board of Directors of Dirt Palace Public Projects.
As Associate Director of Grants & Partnerships, Logan Hinderliter helps to facilitate the grants program, develop the Council’s humanities programs, maintain the organization’s archive, and support Board engagement. Logan also assists in the development and implementation of special projects and grants.
Originally from Northwestern Pennsylvania, Logan has lived in southeast New England for seven years. A graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, MA, Logan studied Classics and Early Modern Art History.
Marta is the Founder and Executive Director of Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA). She is also Director and Founder of Nuestras Raíces: The Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island. Marta has written and published a book entitled Latino History of Rhode Island: Nuestras Raíces, based on her work with the Latino history project and is currently writing a children’s book on the story of Josefina “Doña Fefa” Rosario, a Dominican matriarch in Rhode Island who is featured in the book.
She was Coordinator/Developer of Coming to Rhode Island – Fefa’s Market, an exhibition based on the oral history project of Dominicans in Rhode Island at The Providence Children’s Museum. She was also Coordinator/Co-Curator of an exhibition entitled “Latino History of Rhode Island ” at the community gallery of The Rhode Island Foundation.
Marta lives in Warwick, RI. She is fluent in Spanish and is of Mexican heritage. She is also fluent in Sign Language.