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Blood On the Pavement @ Art-A-Whirl

May 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Think, Discuss, and Disrupt!

The upcoming Art To Change the World art exhibit, “Blood on the Pavement,” aims to help Minnesota communities think, discuss, and disrupt! The group show is scheduled to have Opening Night activities during First Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM at the Northrup King Building third floor gallery (studio 332). Open Mike for poets starts at 5:PM with a short talk about Brothers Keeper by Nikki McComb at 6:00 PM. At 7:00, poets TBA will read selected works.

The show will combine the poetry of Ashley Richardson and visual art responses to her poems. The intention is to spark conversations about violence against Black bodies, both verbally and physically, from micro aggressions to police brutality; as well as violence against trans bodies, women’s bodies, and other intersections of the Black identity. With a deep belief that Black lives, voices, and narratives matter, poet and curator, Ashley Richardson, has organized “Blood on the Pavement” as a month-long exhibit (May 5 – May 25).

Closing Night is May 25. At 6:30 the silent auction for noted painter, Owen Brown’s, response to the George Floyd murder, called On George Floyd will end. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to a nonprofit TBA.

The show will feature the following local artists responding to Richardson’s poems. They will be providing remarks on May 25 at 7:00: Drew Hammond, Azania Tripp, Briauna Williams, Lyle Ferguson, Sebastian Rivera Cintron, Ariana Carbajal, Cory Favre with unique appearances of works by Nikki McComb and Owen Brown. It is imperative that Black stories take up space!

Dates to Know

Opening: Thursday, May 5th (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

Saturday, May 7th (Noon to 4:00 PM)
Saturday, May 14th (Noon to 4:00 PM)

Art-A-Whirl: Friday, May 20th, (5:00 – 9:00 PM)

Saturday, May 21st (Noon to 8:00 PM)
Sunday, May 22nd, (Noon to 4:00 PM)

Closing: Saturday, May 28th, (5:00 – 8:00 PM)


May 22, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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