“Resilience in Nature: We are the Roses that Grew from the Concrete,” features artwork by local Black artists exploring the theme of diversity as nature’s strongest ally. The exhibition is open June 12-Nov. 28, 2021.
The featured artists include Nevaeh Alexander, Roger Brackins, Jamie Ceasar, Lisa M. Cliff, Luke Cooper, Benjamin Crumpler, Kenya Davis, Earl H. English, Janet George, Yahfa Guerra, Jasmine Hill, Josiah Jamison, Lance Johnson, Brian A. Jones, Dionna Kendrick, Tiffany Lawson, Destiny Manson, Aleesha Nash, Diego Pablo, Ariel Peguero, Lynne Prillerman, Stefanie Rivers, Asya Shine, Stacy L. Spencer, Paisha Thomas, Lisa Tyus-Lee, Vona Walker, Nina Wells and Floristine Yancey-Jones.
The exhibition was conceptualized in partnership with four local organizations dedicated to lifting up Black voices: All People Arts, Creative Women of Color, Maroon Arts Group and TRANSIT ARTS.
The Conservatory and the exhibition partners will host a variety of community activities in conjunction with this exhibition. This series kicks off June 22, with an open mic night with TRANSIT ARTS, followed by a mural project with All People Arts on Aug. 1, a block party with Creative Women of Color on Sept. 4, and an event with Maroon Arts Group in October. More details will be posted at fpconservatory.org/resilience-in-nature.
Resilience in Nature is generously sponsored by Cardinal Health. Additional support was provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council.
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