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Black Lunch Table: Artists & Art Workers of the African Diaspora
Fri, April 21, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
On Friday, April 21st, we invite Artists & Art Workers of the African Diaspora to join artists Jina Valentine and Heather Hart for a Black Lunch Table. This Black Lunch Table will work to reify the visibility of connections and dialogue that exists between contemporary artists of the African Diaspora. Lunch will be provided.
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artist and UNC Assistant Professor of Art Jina Valentine and New York-based, media and social-practice artist, Heather Hart. First staged in 2005 at the preeminent artist residency Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, this project augments the dominant history of contemporary art with the testimonies of living, working, African American artists. The primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue with one another on topics directly affecting our community.
We are additionally offering a second lunch table, open to all on Saturday, April 22nd. Please register HERE.
This event is sponsored by the BU Arts Initiative, The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, and the Boston Black Artists Alliance.