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Black Art: Mission or Expression

Black Art: Mission or Expression

Please join us for this event, our second in our Obsidian & Neon Black History Month Speaker Series as we explore the role of Black Art.  Our team will inspire and spark discussion:

Facilitator: Brent Holmes, a multi-disciplinary artist and Graphic Designer at KPNR
Panelists:
– Kim Russell, Education Program Manager, The Smith Center, Humanities Chautauqua Artist and Program Director, International House of Blues Foundation
– Vicki Richardson, Founder and Executive Director, Left of Center Art Gallery
– Chase R. McCurdy, Painter and Interdisciplinary Artist
– Ashanti McGee, Visual artist and activist

A great debate struck at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. Should Black art serve, first and foremost, as a tool of remembrance and protest? Or can Black art exist as pure apolitical expression? The question caused a rift between elder statesman and author W.E.B. Dubois and firebrand literary critic Alaine Locke, as Dubois declared, “…all art is propaganda and forever must be.” Nearly a century later, Black artists and musicians, writers and painters, visionaries and tastemakers continue to work under the question as to the role of Black art in the lives of Black folk.

Sponsored by Bank of America

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02/15/2020 14:00:0002/15/2020 16:00:00America/Los_AngelesBlack Art: Mission or ExpressionBlack Art: Mission or Expression Black Art: Mission or Expression Please join us for this event, our second in our Obsidian & Neon Black History Month Speaker Series as we explore the role of Black Art.  Our team will inspire and spark discussion: Facilitator: Brent Holmes, a multi-disciplinary artist and Graphic Designer at KPNR Panelists: - Kim Russell, Education Program Manager, The Smith Center, Humanities Chautauqua Artist and Program Director, International House of Blues Foundation - Vicki Richardson, Founder and Executive Director, Left of Center Art Gallery - Chase R. McCurdy, Painter and Interdisciplinary Artist - Ashanti McGee, Visual artist and activist
A great debate struck at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. Should Black art serve, first and foremost, as a tool of remembrance and protest? Or can Black art exist as pure apolitical expression? The question caused a rift between elder statesman and author W.E.B. Dubois and firebrand literary critic Alaine Locke, as Dubois declared, “…all art is propaganda and forever must be.” Nearly a century later, Black artists and musicians, writers and painters, visionaries and tastemakers continue to work under the question as to the role of Black art in the lives of Black folk.
Sponsored by Bank of America
Reno, NV
Event StartsEvent Ends
02/15/202002/15/2020
All Day Event
2:00pm4:00pm