The work of community visible artists Darnell Mathias-Harewood, Jamie J. Philbert and Walda Waithe will be exhibited at the Kentucky Middle for African American Heritage (KCAAH) as aspect of its “Celebrating the Black Knowledge Art Exhibit”.
The exhibition, which runs from April 8 – June 17, showcases the operate of 22 artists, including 35 parts of artwork curated by Elmer Lucille Allen, C.J. Fletcher, Gwendolyn Kelly and Nathaniel Spencer. The present brings jointly artwork representing drawing, painting, pictures, printmaking, material, sculpture, and digital know-how.
Mathias-Harewood, Philbert and Waithe are all aligned to the Arima-based, multi-disciplinary arts initiative, East Lawn and submitted their artwork to the juried art exhibition which will celebrate the variety of African descendants by the visible arts.
East Yard’s affiliation with KCAAH commenced in 2020 as element of the For Frequent Superior, Arima x Louisville Exchange which was applied by East Yard’s NGO arm – CFAFF/For Common Very good, in collaboration with the Planet Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana and funded by the US Embassy Port-of-Spain.
“Though that iteration of the undertaking has finished, the connection via creative imagination and cross-cultural collaboration involving Arima and Louisville continues and we are so happy of these artists. In the extremely around long run, we will also be showcasing the work of Louisville-centered artists, in this article at East Garden, as nicely as provide possibilities for artist residencies, ” said Kevon Foderingham, Govt Director/Founder of CFAFF/For Widespread Good and East Yard.
“Darnell Mathias-Harewood, Jamie Philbert, and Walda Waithe provide to the exhibition the work of a few intercontinental artists from Trinidad and Tobago, an critical cultural place in the Black Diaspora. The artwork in this exhibition reflects the diverse environments and traditions that contribute to the cloth of the Black experience. Imagery expressing rejoice, sorrow, like, creativeness, and truth-telling are all represented in just the Black aesthetic, contributing to a counter-narrative that gives alternate perspectives that are missing or underrepresented,” stated Aukram Burton, Government Director of Kentucky Middle for African American Heritage.
The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage is the consequence of a assortment of African American educators, artists, and historians who have collaborated to give the very long-dormant history of African People in their region the voice and platform it justifies.
This team advanced from the Louisville and Jefferson County African American Heritage Committee into its latest mould, with a one unifying target of advertising the Kentuckiana region’s black heritage.