ARTful Evening: Locating Identity in the Abstract

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Thursday February 23

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Celebrated artists from across the country, including Nanette Carter, Adia Millett, and Mary Ann Rose (widow of the late abstractionist Herbert Gentry), will join Kalamazoo-based artist and activist Maya James for a conversation about the ways in which abstraction can be used to break down barriers of race and gender. Sharing personal stories and examples from their careers, these artists will demonstrate how abstract art can be a powerful form of activism. Together, the artists will delve into issues of identity, mutual understanding, and the ability of art and artists to affect change in the world.

This panel conversation is inspired by the work of Joe Overstreet, including his piece Boxes, which is on extended view at the KIA until June 11. Many thanks to Art Bridges for making this panel conversation, and the accompanying art workshop on February 25, possible.

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