Prizm hosts Prizm panels; a series of conversations & film screenings presented by leading thinkers and practitioners in contemporary African and African diaspora art. Panelists will include Kebona Mercer, Professor of Art and African American Studies at Yale University, contemporary visual artist, Jefferson Pinder, Charlotte Mouquin Voznesenskaya & Oshun Layne of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and others more.
Presented by the Green Family Foundation & FIU African & African Diaspora Studies at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Tariku Shiferaw and Tahir Carl Karmali both work with layered mediums that are abstracted with traditional references to contextualize their
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Adam Ganuza, Knight Arts, and Tayyib Smith, Little Giant Creatives, discuss the inspiration, ethos and application of Little Giant Creatives
I Am Queen Mary is a collaborative sculpture project between Jeannette Ehlers (DK/Trinidad) and La Vaughn Belle (USVI) that commemorates the Centennial anniversary of the
ASCENSION AND THE BLACK RENAISSANCE: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF DR. MAYA ANGELOU’S ART COLLECTION WITH ELLIOTT JONES & KHEPHRA BURNS
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Presented by the Maya Angelou Foundation: Members of Dr. Maya Angelou’s treasured village share experiences about her all-embracing art
MFON: WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA ADAMA DELPHINE FAWUNDU, CRYSTAL WHALEY & MARILYN NANCE
12 PM – 12:45 PM Author / Co-Founder + Editor-in-Chief of MFON Women and Photography of the African Diaspora, Adama Delphine Fawundu and Crystal Whaley and
12 PM – 12:45 PM Co-Founders of Delusions of Grandeur artist collective will speak of the relevancy, evolution and power of artist collectives and