1/3/20 First Friday: Unapologetically Black Art Show

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Date(s) - Jan 3, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Resource Center for Nonviolence


Unapologetically Black Art Show

Yes, there’s Another FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION!: Friday, January 3, 2020, 6-9PM at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.  Details TBA.

At the December 6th First Friday Opening Reception hundreds of people enjoyed an evening of art, food, culture, music, and a panel discussion with the featured artists about what is means to be a black artist in today’s world. It also featured a live performance by Makana (Makana Curtiss) a performance artist with eclectic passions. She is also a professional choreographer/dancer who specializes in movement inspired by story.



Kalikata Mbula
Justice Renaissance
Karren Moorer
Arthur Wright
Elijah Pfotenhauer
Devi Pride
Kendra Dosenbach
Valeria Miranda
Dwight Tashann Chism
Robert Endacott-Keller
Javance Henderson

What is black art?
Is black art supposed to represent black people? Is it art that addresses issues of slavery, oppression, music, or sports? Is it broader than that? Is it required to have visual depictions of people of color, or is that just what society expects? Or, is it art that is simply art produced by African or Black heritage artists?

Join the Resource Center for Nonviolence as we explore black art in Santa Cruz. Featuring work from over 11 black artists from in and around the Santa Cruz area featuring a broad spectrum of mediums ranging from wood carvings, to ink, to poetry.

EXHIBIT DATES: December 6, 2019 through February 27, 2020.


For more information contact Drew@RCNV.org


Posted in Community, The Art of Nonviolence.

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