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Poetic Visions of America

Sax Player

Run Time – JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 25, 2024

Submission Deadline - JANUARY 17, 2024, 6:00pm

Drop off – JANUARY 28-JANUARY 29

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Poetic Visions of America

I TOO SING AMERICA - The exhibit on Langston Hughes' "I, Too" should leave visitors with a deeper understanding of the poem's cultural and historical significance, as well as an appreciation for the ongoing struggle for equity and the power of poetry to inspire change and unity in America. The exhibit is meant to be both educational and thought-provoking, encouraging conversations about the past, present, and future of the nation.

Poetic Vision of a Nation"

Overview: The exhibit aims to delve into Langston Hughes' poem "I, Too" and its broader implications on American society, history, and culture. It seeks to convey the evolution of African American identity, the ongoing struggle for civil rights, and the significance of diverse voices in shaping the American narrative.

Sections:

  1. Introduction to Langston Hughes

    • A brief overview of Langston Hughes' life and his contributions to American literature, especially his role in the Harlem Renaissance.

  2. The Poem "I, Too"

    • A central part of the exhibit will display the poem itself, with various editions and interpretations. Interactive displays could allow visitors to read, listen to, and even recite the poem.

  3. Historical Context

    • Explore the historical backdrop of the poem, including the Jim Crow era, the Great Migration, and the Civil Rights Movement. Photographs, documents, and artifacts from these periods can help illustrate the struggles and aspirations of African Americans during these times.

  4. Identity and Race

    • An examination of the themes of identity, race, and self-affirmation in the poem. This section could incorporate multimedia presentations, oral history recordings, and personal narratives that reflect on the themes of the poem.

  5. Artistic Responses

    • Showcase artistic responses to Hughes' poem, including visual art, music, and spoken word performances. These can demonstrate how the poem continues to inspire and influence artists of all backgrounds.

  6. Legacy and Impact

    • Explore the influence of "I, Too" on the civil rights movement and contemporary social justice efforts. Highlight key figures and events influenced by Hughes' work.

  7. Interactive Corner

    • Engage visitors through interactive activities such as creative writing workshops, a recording booth for spoken word poetry, and a "Share Your America" exhibit where visitors can contribute their thoughts and experiences related to the poem's themes.

  8. Voices of America

    • A space dedicated to showcasing the diverse voices of America, featuring contemporary poets, activists, and artists who carry forward the spirit of Hughes' poem. This could include multimedia installations and video interviews.

  9. Education and Outreach

    • Provide resources for educators, students, and community organizations to continue exploring the themes of the exhibit. Offer curriculum materials, reading lists, and information on related events and programs.

  10. Reflection and Dialogue

    • A designated area where visitors can reflect on what they've learned, share their thoughts, and engage in discussions about the themes of the exhibit.

Emerging Expressions

Painting on a Huge Canvas

Run Time – FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 31, 2024

Submission Deadline -FEBRUARY 24, 2024, 6:00pm

Drop off - FEBRUARY 25-27, 2024

"Emerging Expressions: Youth Unleashed" is a dynamic and vibrant exhibition that showcases the incredible artistic talent and creative spirit of the next generation of artists. This extraordinary display celebrates the voices, visions, and innovative perspectives of young artists who are boldly stepping into the world of art.

In "Emerging Expressions," you'll encounter a diverse array of artworks, each a testament to the boundless potential of youth. From bold and provocative paintings to intricate sculptures, digital creations, and multimedia installations, these emerging artists fearlessly explore their unique visions, emotions, and stories. Their work is not just art; it's a reflection of the world as seen through the eyes of tomorrow's visionaries.

This exhibit is an inspiring journey through the unbridled imagination and untamed talent of young artists who are unafraid to challenge convention, question the status quo, and express their individuality. You'll be captivated by the vitality and vitality of their creations, and perhaps even glimpse the future of art itself.

"Emerging Expressions: Youth Unleashed" is an ode to the power of artistic expression as a tool for self-discovery, communication, and social commentary. It's an invitation to celebrate and encourage the budding artists who are defining the art world of tomorrow. Join us in supporting these young visionaries as they unleash their creative spirit and share their emerging expressions with the world.

POETRY ART EXHIBIT TBA

Museum 2

Run Time - APRIL 3 – APRIL 28, 2024

Call for Art - TBA

Submission Deadline -TBA

Drop Off - MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: JANUARY 15th, 2024

MAY FLOWER SHOW (Blossom) - Exhibition Title: "Blossom: A Spring Awakening Floral Extravaganza

Flower Bed Decoration

Run Time - MAY 1 – MAY 26, 2024

Submission Deadline - APRIL 21, 2024, 6:00pm

Drop Off - APRIL 28-29, 2024

Exhibition Title: "Blossom: A Spring Awakening Floral Extravaganza"

Introduction: As winter's chill recedes and nature awakens from its slumber, we invite artists from all backgrounds and mediums to celebrate the vibrant beauty and rejuvenation of spring. "Blossom" is a curated art exhibition that captures the essence of this season of rebirth, where flowers bloom, wildlife emerges, and the world is painted in a kaleidoscope of colors. We are calling for artists to submit their interpretations of spring through various art forms.

Theme and Guidelines:

  1. Floral Elegance: Artists are encouraged to incorporate floral elements in their work. Whether it's a centerpiece of a bouquet, a field of wildflowers, or the delicate petals of a single bloom, floral themes should be central to the artwork.

  2. Seasonal Inspirations: Spring's awakening isn't limited to flowers alone. Consider other symbols of the season like butterflies, bees, rain showers, budding trees, and the return of migratory birds. We encourage diverse interpretations that encompass the entirety of spring's beauty.

  3. Medium Diversity: "Blossom" is open to artists working in various mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, digital art, textile art, and more. Each medium should celebrate the spirit of spring in its unique way.

  4. Color Palette: Embrace the vibrant colors of spring - pastels, vibrant greens, pinks, blues, and yellows - to infuse your artwork with the vitality and freshness of the season.

  5. Narrative Elements: Artists are encouraged to tell a story or convey a message in their work. It could be about growth, transformation, renewal, or the fleeting beauty of the season. Narrative art has the power to engage and resonate with viewers.

  • Awards: Exceptional works will have the chance to win prizes for Best in Show, People's Choice, and more, encouraging artists to strive for excellence. 

"Blossom: A Spring Awakening Floral Extravaganza" aims to encapsulate the essence of spring's magic through the eyes of talented artists. This exhibition not only celebrates the vibrant beauty of the season but also offers artists a platform to share their interpretations and creative expressions of spring. Let your artistic talents bloom with "Blossom." We can't wait to see the world of spring through your eyes.

Join us in celebrating the renewal and vibrancy of spring. Submit your work and help us make "Blossom" a spectacular showcase of seasonal artistry!

A Deeper Love - Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride

Holding Hands

Run Time - MAY 29 – JUNE 30, 2024

Submission Deadline - MAY 19, 2024, 6:00pm

Drop Off - May 26th  - May 27th

A Deeper Love - Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride

Step into a world of vibrant colors, bold expressions, and unapologetic love as we present "A Deeper Love," an immersive and inspiring exhibition celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride. This exhibition is a kaleidoscope of art, history, and personal stories that explore the rich tapestry of the LGBTQ+ community's struggles, triumphs, and contributions.

Journey Through History:

"A Deeper Love" invites you on a journey through the annals of LGBTQ+ history, from the Stonewall riots to the present day. This exhibition commemorates the courageous individuals who ignited the spark for change and those who continue to advocate for equality, acceptance, and love.

A Canvas of Diversity:

Experience the incredible diversity within the LGBTQ+ community through a stunning display of art, photography, and multimedia installations. Our exhibition showcases the stories of individuals from different walks of life, backgrounds, and experiences, underscoring the intersectionality of identities and the depth of human connection.

Creative Expressions:

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community's vibrant creativity and artistic expressions. "A Deeper Love" features works by queer artists, writers, musicians, and performers who have channeled their experiences into their craft, breaking down barriers and fostering dialogue.

Stories of Triumph:

This exhibition is also an opportunity to hear the personal stories of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies who have overcome adversity, discrimination, and prejudice. Their resilience and determination have fueled progress and love, reminding us of the strength within the community.

Interactive Installations:

Engage with thought-provoking interactive installations that encourage visitors to reflect on the LGBTQ+ journey, empathy, and solidarity. Share your own experiences and learn from the diverse narratives that are presented.

Celebrating Unity:

In the spirit of unity and community, "A Deeper Love" provides a safe and inclusive space for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. It's a celebration of love in all its forms, encouraging dialogue, understanding, and appreciation.

Educational Programs:

Complementing the exhibition are educational programs, workshops, and discussions that delve into LGBTQ+ history, challenges, and progress, providing opportunities for visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and achievements of this community.

Inclusivity and Acceptance:

"A Deeper Love" is more than an exhibition; it's a celebration of love, resilience, and the enduring fight for equality. It stands as a testament to the power of love that transcends boundaries, a symbol of hope for a world where acceptance, understanding, and compassion prevail.

Join us in celebrating the diverse tapestry of love that is the LGBTQ+ community. "A Deeper Love" is a reminder that love knows no boundaries and that, together, we can create a more inclusive and accepting world.

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