Original Event Description: We invite you to join 2023 University of Southern Maine Artist-in-Residence Veronica A. Perez in a braiding circle. During this workshop, you can braid artificial hair and share stories that braiding brings up. These stories will be recorded and embedded into sculptures built out of the braids, which are, in turn, part of the artwork in Veronica’s May exhibition in the Art Gallery. The artist will guide you through this free drop-in activity. The conversation will focus on community, identity, and belonging — all of which are essential components of Perez’s artistic practice.