Juneteenth Cincinnati presents an exhibition of commissioned new works by 10 artists and 10 poets exploring the promise and reality of “freedom” as experienced by those whose lives and destinies were touched by emancipation. Curated by Michael Coppage (visual art) and MoPoetry Phillips (poetry), the exhibit runs from Feb. 26 – March 26, 2022.
Artists include: Desmond Beach, Mark Anthony Brown Jr., Kierston Ghaznavi, Jeni Jenkins, Fatima Laster, Dave McClinton, Komikka Patton, Blake Pierre, Vitus Shell, Michael Thompson. Poets include: MoPoetry Phillips, Jacqueline “Gifted” Johnson-Wilkinson, Kimberly “Duwaup” Bolden, SoL, Dawn “The Psalmist” Crooks, Victoria Cipriani, Queens Jurnee, Manual Iris, ASlate, Golden Goddess.
This project is made possible by American Rescue Plan funds from the City of Cincinnati, administered through ArtsWave.
Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12-6pm, and by appointment
Image: DNA Restoration and Repair II 64 codes embedded (detail) by Komikka Patton, 2021.
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