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Free Opening Reception: Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art
January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmfree
Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art:
Select Pieces from the CJ Williams Collection
You’re Invited to Two Opening Receptions – Friday, January 31, 2020
In this exhibition, 83 pieces of Africana art representing nine southern U.S. states, Haiti, and several tribes throughout Africa will be on display in two galleries. This private collection includes many works of art never before seen by the public. Provocative and joyful, celebratory and profound — these loving works of art portray power, myth, and memory in a way that transcends time and race, and reminds us all what it is to be human.
A PANEL DISCUSSION will be held SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2020, 2pm at Crealdé School of Art Main Campus Jenkins Gallery, and will include Collector CJ Williams, Curator Kristin Congdon, and Curatorial Advisor and Haitian artist Patrick Noze, and will be moderated by artist, educator and influencer Andrew Browne.
“Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art” commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre, joining several other Central Florida organizations in looking back at our local history and examining how it has affected our community in the century that followed.