MOJA Juried Art Exhibition
Visual Arts components of the festival included a juried art exhibition with an artists’ reception. My painting Agave Americana Century Plant was included in the show.
The 2022 festival also included openings at the Avery Research Center of the shows mothers and daguerreotypes from brittney ferrette washington and Da Wada Brought Us and Kept Us curated by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Center.
Homegoing Juried Exhibition
November 11 - January 29
The Homegoing Juried Art Exhibition is part of the 2022 NEA Big Read. The Big Read—a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest—broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. Showcasing a diverse range of themes, voices, and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community.
This year, City of Charleston’s MOJA Arts Festival was selected as one of the community organizations nationwide that being supported for its programming. In collaboration with the Charleston County Library, the MOJA Festival kicked off the Big Read with Homegoing, a “novel about the legacy of chattel slavery by African-born writer Yaa Gyasi spanning eight generations.” It shows the parallel lives of two 18th-century Ghana-born half-sisters and follows their descendants through historical periods such as the American Civil War and the great Harlem Jazz Age.
The art will be divided between two venues;
City Gallery Waterfront Park in Charleston
and the Avery Research Center at the College of Charelston
I'm happy to have two works juried into the show and will be on view at both locations. Limbs Akimbo and Connected Here, There, and Everywhere