2017 | I, too, am America: A Song of Race and Language

1toopostcardfrontjpeg624x446From Black Art in America

January 24, 2017 – Saturday, March 25, 2017

Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

In Ralph Ellison’s speech “What Children are Like” he discusses subcultures in African American Communities and how they are reflected through language. In conjunction with the powerful words of Langston Hughes, we are inspired to explore the extent of freedom of speech and the American dream. We are reminding the community of he dangers exacerbated by language in the past and the hope that language can inspire for the future.

This exhibition will allow for direct communication through interactive sculpture; to catch a glimpse into other’s experiences with candid photography and subject statements; and it will invite the viewer to observe social benchmarks of our past with poignant collages and prints.

Featuring works from:
Jamaal Barber
Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson
Kleaver Crus/Black Joy Project

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 3, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Panel Discussion/Artist Talk:
Saturday, February 4, 2017
1:00pm

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm

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