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RACE RECOUNTED [x] OUR VOICES | AUG 27 – OCT 2
“It’s about race: both the way we view ourselves, and the way others view us as racialized beings” – Juan Ortiz
Race Recounted is a celebration of our stories, our artwork, our collectivity, and our mission to confront many Americans’ automatic response to racial inequality: to remain silent.
Juan Ortiz, Creative Alliance’s Robert W. Deutsch Fellow, has curated an exhibition that depends on community participation. Race Recounted asks visitors to participate in the creation of artwork that tells the story of their own racialized identity through audio/visual portraits in a recordable greeting card. The resulting library of voices will be on display in the gallery through October 2.
The exhibition opening on August 27th features live story telling from Neighborhood Voices committee members, theatrical performances, and a free show from The Cornel West Theory, a group from Washington, DC who are inspired by social justice struggles, Hip Hop, and the center of world politics.
We get OUT of the box and into the community with a special guest appearance by the multitalented Peace Poets from NYC.
The Peace Poets are a collective of artists that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry. Their art can take you on a journey from the Boogie Down to Berlin, from the border to the bodega. Their style emphasizes lyricism, rhythm and authenticity.
Since 2013, Neighborhood Voices provides a platform for authentic storytelling between multiracial neighbors in Baltimore to organize educational, social justice, and activist workshops to address and fight against structural racism. This FREE Workshop is held in the Main Gallery at Creative Alliance.