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STRUGGLE! The Power of Story & Art for Historical Change and Transformation Through Jacob Lawrence

STRUGGLE! The Power of Story & Art for Historical Change and Transformation Through Jacob Lawrence Online

This program is through Zoom
 
Facilitator: Master NYS Storyteller and Teaching Artist Almeta Whitis
Almeta Whitis will engage the heart, spirit, and visual art cornerstones found in two mural series created by Black American Master Mural Artist: Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). His Struggle Series comprises 27 of the known 30-panel series produced between 1954-56 presents Lawrence's impeccably researched little-known stories of America's founding principals' historical underpinnings, including images of Black people and immigrant contributions. Being unable to secure funding support for his original idea to create 60 murals based upon historical events to complete his vision, he had to reduce it to 30. The Great Migration Series, a WPA Artist Project, was produced between the late thirties and early 1950s.
Essential elements of Jacob Lawrence's mural series include community cohesiveness and strong family. Recognizing and creatively maintaining communal ties with a keen observation of human interactions is the bedrock of his artistic vision. His true genius captures our emotions as we feel the power in his spare style and vibrant colors based upon his impeccable, intimate historical research.
Date:
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Time:
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Library:
Central Library
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Audience:
  Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Black History     Department - Arts & Literature     Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  

Registration is required. There are 78 seats available.

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