The Triangle's arts and culture sector is growing. Woven throughout the leadership of this artistic growth are several women of color. Moderated by performing artist Carly Prentis Jones, join the Black On Black Project for a discussion on the roles of black women in the arts, the challenges they have faced in their respective disciplines and the significant impact these women are having in what appears on stages, in galleries and the complementary programming that aims to make the arts more inclusive. Please register as space is limited.
The event is part of the community programming around artist Dare Coulter's exhibition at Anchorlight called "Right Before We Fly," which is a sculptural installation that focuses on our audacity to dream beyond the limitations that are set before us.
The panel will include:
Jaki Shelton Green: Poet, Cultural Activist & Instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Michelle Lanier: Executive Director of NC African American Heritage Commission
Monét Marshall: playwright, director, producer & Founding Artistic Director of MOJOAA Performing Arts Company
Nicole Oxendine: Dancer & Director of Empower Dance Studio
Crystal E. Taylor: Founder, CEO of Beats & Bars Festival and The Underground Collective
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a mixer. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 7. Space is limited so please register.