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Friday, December 6, 2019

Opening Reception- Unapologetically Black Art


Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Program Starts: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

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Sponsor: RCNV
Place: Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

Unapologetically Black Art Show:

First Friday Opening Reception: December 6th, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00PM at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

Opening night! Enjoy an evening of art, food, culture, music, and a panel discussion with the featured artists about what it means to be a black artist in today's world.

Join the Resource Center for Nonviolence as we explore black art in Santa Cruz. Featuring work from over 11 black artists from in and around the Santa Cruz area featuring a broad spectrum of mediums ranging from wood carvings, to ink, to poetry.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Kalikata Mbula, Justice Renaissance, Karren Moorer, Arthur Wright, Elijah Pfotenhauer

Devi Pride, Kendra Dosenbach, Valeria Miranda, Dwight, Tashann Chism, Robert Endacott-Keller, Javance Henderson

Live performance by: Makana (Makana Curtiss)

Makana is a performance artist with eclectic passions. Over the past six years she has devoted herself to many different mediums of artistic expression including traditional storytelling, burlesque, ritual theater, African dance performance, singing and songwriting, rapping and modeling. She is also a professional choreographer/dancer who specializes in movement inspired by story.

What is black art?

Is black art supposed to represent black people? Is it art that addresses issues of slavery, oppression, music, or sports? Is it broader than that? Is it required to have visual depictions of people of color, or is that just what society expects? Or, is it art that is simply art produced by African or Black heritage artists?

Exhibit DATES: December 6, 2019 through February 27, 2020.

Exhibit Hours: M-Th Noon – 4PM

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Contact Information:
Contact: Anita
Phone: 8314231626
Admission: No Charge