05:30pm - 10:00pm
7:00pm - Artist Talk & Tour
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center welcomes guests to enjoy a night of art by visiting the venue's galleries and new exhibition. Guests can visit Shani Crowe: RED, BLACK, AND GREEN, Amber Robles-Gordon: The Architect, The Oracle, Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson: Radio Gulf, and August Wilson: The Writers Landscape (guests will be able to preview the first two rooms of this exhibit; all will be welcomed back for a full tour of the entire exhibit).
Artist Talk and Exhibition Tour with SHANI CROWE |
Join us in Claude Worthington Benedum Gallery for a talk and tour of Shani Crowe's multidisciplinary exhibition, RED, BLACK, AND GREEN.
About Shani Crowe
SHANI CROWE is an interdisciplinary artist who received her BFA in film production from Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications in 2011. Shani’s work is centered on traditional African coiffure, beauty ritual, and how African aesthetics can be re-contextualized to foster connectivity and unity among people of African descent. A life-long Braider, She most notably creates complex braided hairstyles and captures them as photographic portraits. Beyond her portraiture, Shani applies the materials and techniques of braiding to sculpture, performance, fibers, and installation art.
Shani’s work and performances have been featured at the Broad in Los Angeles, on Saturday Night Live in collaboration with Solange Knowles, the Museum of Contemporary African and Diasporan Art (MoCADA), in Brooklyn, NY, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, in Grand Rapids, MI,the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, in Pittsburgh, PA, and at Miami Art Basel. Shani was part of the ensemble that represented the United States at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. She lives and works on Chicago’s south side.
The Artist Talk is free and open to the public.