LOCATION: Duplessis Art/Duplessis Consulting - 3327 Brighton Blvd
EVENT CATEGORIES: Art Events | OPEN: Exhibits/Studios/Shops
PAST DATES AND TIMES
- Mon, Feb 1, 2021 - Sun, Feb 28, 2021
Do you remember the first time you heard the n-word?
What about the first time that you experienced or witnessed racial discrimination?
These questions are the inspiration for a moving new art exhibition now showing at Converge Denver.
Negro Stories examines the concepts of collective trauma and healing through the lens of racial discrimination, and the original works of art presented provide a stirring summary of the realities experienced by Americans of African descent.
"For far too long, racism and systemic oppression have been viewed as a problem strictly of the oppressed", shares Negro Stories creator Chloe Duplessis. DuPlessis is a legally blind contemporary artist, committed to creating art that inspires conversations on culture, history and healing.
"But racism affects us all. And by assigning the weight of racism to communities of color, one can attempt to dismiss history, but in doing so you protect the very systems that have led us to our current space as a country. We all have a ‘Negro Story’ and, in order to heal, we have to address our our history and our issues ... Together. It is what the moment requires and what our children deserve."
Negro Stories runs through February 28, 2021. Guided tours of the exhibition are available on each Monday in February or by appointment. To schedule a tour, please call 209-720-4ART or visit the official art tour link HERE.