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BOBPROJECT

"TROUBLESOME PRESENCE"

CURATED BY MICHAEL S. WILLIAMS

JAN. 24, 2020 - MARCH 13, 2020

The Arts Council of Fayetteville - Cumberland County
301 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 (Map)

The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County partners with the Black On Black Project to produce an art exhibition and community programming that respond to the challenges communities of color face locally and across the country. After spending time in conversation with local leaders and members of the community, we've created an exhibit that aims to reflect a diversity of experiences. This partnership desires to bring more perspectives to the table for an open, honest dialogue to create an equitable future.

BOB-TPad.jpgExhibition statement: In 1852, Abraham Lincoln stood in the Illinois Statehouse and gave the eulogy for Henry Clay, a former member of Congress and former president of the American Colonization Society. During the speech, the future president of the United States referred to "free negroes" as a "troublesome presence" for slave-holders in the United States.

The artwork in this exhibition underscores how African-Americans have been the antithesis of “troublesome,” rather a community that has supported the ideals that America claims to stand for.

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Featured artwork includes paintings, sculptures, video, mixed media works, photography, Spoken Word, poetry and movement.

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OPENING: JAN. 24
7 P.M.

 

COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING EVENTS

(All events take place at the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County)

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. | "Wilmington on Fire" Film Screening + Panel discussion

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. | Panel discussion: How artists can effect change in the community

Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. | Panel discussion: The importance of understanding and documenting history

Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. | An evening of Spoken Word

 


THE ARTISTS

 

Derrick Beasley

Derrick Beasley

Johnny Lee Chapman, III

Johnny Lee Chapman, III

Dare Coulter

Dare Coulter

André Leon Gray

André Leon Gray

Jaki Shelton Green

Jaki Shelton Green

Carly P. Jones

Carly P. Jones

Stephen Hayes

Stephen Hayes

Anthony Otto Nelson, Jr.

Anthony Otto Nelson, Jr.

Nicole Oxendine

Nicole Oxendine

Telvin Wallace

Telvin Wallace

Lamar Whidbee

Lamar Whidbee

Antoine Williams

Antoine Williams

Stephanie J. Woods

Stephanie J. Woods

   

 

Upcoming Exhibition: Size Matters