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Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
2401 Welton Street

RiNo ARTIST: Chloé Duplessis

CATEGORY: Art Events


  • Sat, Jun 1, 2024 - Sat, Aug 31, 2024  

In recognition of Black Music Month and Juneteenth, award-winning artist and historian Chloé Duplessis will partner with Blair Caldwell African American Research Library in Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood to offer “Sister Rosetta”, an original art installation honoring life and musical legacy of Rock and Roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.


In celebration of the exhibit, Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library will host the following events free and open to the public:

“Sister Rosetta” Art Opening and Reception
Saturday June 1, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Foyer - Floor 3

Enjoy light refreshments and live music while you view disability-friendly artwork inspired by Sister Rosetta.

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Pop-up Recording Studio Fun!
Saturday June 8, 2024, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Archive and Research Room - 2nd Floor

Join us for a family friendly recording session in the library!

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Black Woman Pioneer of Rock and Roll
Educational Lecture

Tuesday June 25, 2024, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Archive and Research Room - Floor 2

Join artist Chloé Duplessis and musician and educator Joe Mazza for an interactive presentation on the life of trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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About the Artist

Chloe Duplessis is a legally blind artist, curator and historian committed to creating work that centers accessibility, history and healing. In doing so, she seeks to center the importance of shared history, and erode the social constructs that oppress people of color and those navigating disability.

Duplessis is the creator of Denver's first accessible "I VOTED" sticker and co - creator of the noted Holding Hope mural.

She is the 2023 recipient of Denver Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Chloé is the founder of Duplessis Art, an arts studio and consultancy based in Denver, Colorado.

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