From September 2023 through January 2024, multi-disciplinary artist Erika NJ Allen conducted a series of workshops with community members, with each month focusing on a particular theme: empathy, unity, equity, and diversity. Erika is the latest recipient of the Vibrancy Fellowship at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a program designed to empower emerging artists to take risks and explore new creative challenges while deeply engaging with the community.
Erika’s journey is one marked by creativity and resilience, and her story is a testament to the transformative power of art. The monthly workshop themes hold a mirror to the community and society at large, offering participants an opportunity to engage deeply with these concepts through artistic expression. Erika believes that art can instigate curiosity, nurture kinship, and expand knowledge, and these workshops are a testament to that belief.
This exhibition features the ceramic works from all the workshop participants, as well as a body of work created by Erika NJ Allen during her five-month Vibrancy Fellowship.
Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 10 from 6-8 pm including a brief discussion with Erika and participants at 6:30 pm.
Supported by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts
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