Matters of the Heart: Black Art Speaks Exhibition

Monday Mar 4, 2019

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4115 Silver Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
US

Cost:

FREE

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ALL-AGES!

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Jodi Hedderig

Phone: (505)633-7370
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A juried art exhibition curated by the N.M. African American Arts Guild. Featured artists discuss their work and inspiration.

Join us on Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the New Mexico Humanities Council Gallery for the opening reception of Matters of the Heart: Black Art Speaks, a juried art exhibition curated by the New Mexico African American Arts Guild. Featured artists will discuss their work and inspiration.

In this collaborative exhibition, artists of Black African descent display a wide range of expressions and impressions from life on the African continent, through market slavery in the world, to contemporary manifestations of beauty. It features several award-winning artists, including Kenneth Winfrey, Edna McIver, Karen Jones Meadows, and Doris Fields. Many pieces in the show transform the audience from viewer to participant, as they solicit emotions. For example, at a distance what looks like a tree of life is actually a tree of death with the faces of African Americans slain by law enforcement officers and the image of a slave ship at the roots, in Karen Jones Meadow’s collage, Amerdica 1619-2017.

The complexity and creativity of human experiences and celebration of culture in the images encourag