Artists and performers of color are being sought for the inaugural Bloomington Black and Brown Arts Festival in May.
“The Bloomington Black & Brown Arts Festival is a celebration of African and Latino creative arts and artists to affirm community space, preserve arts appreciation, and enhance pride in the spirit of diversity of the Bloomington community,” according to a city press release. “The festival will provide a medium for local talent to showcase visual and performance art in an environment that engages the audience with artists and their work.”
The festival will take place on Saturday May 19 at the Bannerker Community Center from noon to 4 p.m.
Interested artists/performers have until Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. to submit their pieces or work for a panel review that will take place on Saturday, May 5. Artists/performers selected will also be asked to submit a $15 non-refundable fee to reserve space.
A planning committee seeks a variety of art styles and forms to include as part of the festival. This includes but is not limited to spoken word, visual arts, ceramics, performance, dance and craft.
Works can be submitted on the web at bloomington.in.gov/bhm. For more information or questions about the festival contact the Safe and Civil City Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, Latino Outreach Programs at email@example.com, or call 812-349-3860.
This article originally ran on blogs.hoosiertimes.com.
Speaking from Tijuana Monday, Miguel Perez told reporters that he’s feeling well physically, but is “very confused.”
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QUEER ALIENation is a free, interactive evening of visual art, installation art, performances, conversation, and community solidarity. Join six local scholars, artists, educators, and activists as they play with issues of time, space, equity, and identity in order to present original artworks about their experiences as queer im/migrant graduate students within the United States. Grounded in arts-based research and rooted in a conception of art as activism, this show is a clarion call for individual and collective commitments to justice, mutual aid, and liberation.
Featuring the work of:
Javier Cardona Otero
Daniela Gutiérrez López
Marie Papineschi (Marie French)
with original research by Alexandria Hollett and in collaboration with The Back Door.
March 27, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm, Dance Party at 10pm:
Cruise the room from 6 – 8 PM,
ask questions during the panel discussion from 8 – 9 PM,
and be fabulous on the dance floor when we turn the disco lights on from 10 – 3 AM. Most importantly, though, show up for queer im/migrants and their lives from now – as long as it takes to build a queer future, without borders.
Almost everyone can remember the video of President Donald Trump throwing rolls of paper towels to the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
“People were aghast,” said Dr. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer. “To me, that’s just the way it’s always been. You, the American public, just happened to see it then.”
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