Lifting Voices for Racial Justice
- 10 November 2020
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
Protests this summer have lifted the voices of people seeking justice. Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest systemic racism and police brutality. Inspired by this, Kennedy Heights Arts Center partnered with Art Beyond Boundaries to provide a platform for Black artists’ voices to be seen and heard through the exhibition UPRISING.
Spaced throughout the grounds of the Arts Center are works by 10 Black Cincinnati artists: Cherie Garces, Melvin Grier, Terence Hammonds, Gee Horton, Hannah Jones, Jimi Jones, Cynthia Lockhart, Ricci Michaels, Thom Shaw and Gilbert Young. Each use the power of art to illuminate and tackle issues of racial justice and boldly advocate for change.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to increase the accessibility of this exhibit, the artwork was printed large-scale and installed outdoors to be viewed as a drive-through experience, or to be explored on foot.
UPRISING is on view now until November 28th and is generously sponsored by The George and Margaret McLane Foundation, ArtsWave, and FotoFocus.
Thank you to filmmaker Biz Young and FotoFocus for produced this video!
Image above by Will Jones Photo