Opening Reception – Hearts of Liberation: A Celebration of Radical Black Love as Collective Care

  • Opening Reception – Hearts of Liberation: A Celebration of Radical Black Love as Collective Care

    • Saturday, May 4 from 6-8pm
    • Kennedy Gallery

    Join us in celebrating this group exhibition, curated by Cincinnati artist Asha the Artist (Asha White). In a world marked by struggle and injustice, Hearts of Liberation: A Celebration of Radical Black Love as Collective Care emerges as a beacon of hope—a testament to the unwavering power of love, resilience, and community. This show delves into the profound concept of Radical Black Love as a driving force behind the ongoing movement for Black liberation. Through a curated collective of artworks gleaned from a public open call and special invitations, this show explores how the richness of Black love, fueled by collective care and activism, has shaped the past, informs the present, and propels us toward a more just and equitable future.

    This exhibition traces the evolution of Radical Black Love from its historical roots to the present day. It celebrates the activists, organizers, and everyday heroes who have embodied this love and demonstrates how it has sustained and empowered communities through generations. Each piece of art contributes to weaving a narrative of hope, resilience, and solidarity, and celebrates love as a communal force for transformation.

    Join us in celebrating the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments, live DJ.

    Curator Talk: Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    Exhibiting Artists: Zuri Ali, Nytaya Babbitt, Ron Blassingame, Michael Coppage, Asa Featherstone IV, Angela Franklin, (Naj) Janice Frierson –Edwards, Terence Hammonds, Magnus Juliano, Faith Lewis, LaRenda Nelms, Mark Rozic, Joi Sears, Kimberly Wilfong Sigman, Ryene Smith

    Image: Ron Blassingame, Connected, 35mm film photography

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