Artists on Art talks features artists working in Northeast Ohio. Building upon similarities in material, process, or subject matter, these artists share original interpretations about one or more artworks in our galleries.
M. Carmen Lane, MSOD is a two:spirit African-American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) Cleveland-based artist, cultural worker, poet, popular educator, leadership coach, diversity practitioner, and organizational effectiveness consultant. Their work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including the Lambda Literary Award nominated Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two Spirit Literatures. Carmen's first collection of poetry is Calling Out After Slaughter (GTK Press, 2015). They are the founder and director of ATNSC: Center for Healing and Creative Leadership, an urban retreat center and experiment in holistic health, leadership development and Indigenous arts and culture located in the historic Buckeye neighborhood. Carmen is a member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.