My Story is My Flag- April 28, 2018 Graham, NC
A free, community-based public art project, My Story is My Flag will create up to 12 banner style flags to hang from light posts around the downtown square for six months. My Story is My Flag originated in Oakland, California and was performed using the stories of students from Oakland’s International High school. The idea for brining this project from California to Graham is inspired by a historical fact found in the walking tour of Grahams Historical Society.
The project intends to increase awareness, involvement, and ownership of Downtown Graham while giving a visual voice to its citizens. The flags will be designed and made during a two-three week workshop led by San Francisco based artist and registered Vexillologist (flag maker), Cristina Victor. The free workshop will invite artists and citizens to sew a flag using symbols that represent their unique stories. These hand-made flags will be raised in a flag raising event and will remain on display around the square accompanied by identifying plaques with maker’s name and their story. These plaques engage the public to read and connect further with the work. These flags will represent pride of place and showcase our vibrant, creative community.