Join CAUAM on April 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for an open gallery experience as we live-stream the Love Is open mic and town hall conversation conducted by National artists Sheila Pree Brightand Alfred Conteh for Protect Yo Heart Day!
Bright and Conteh's work, which is currently on view at the museum through June, illustrates the role of visual art in community preservation and social justice advocacy. They will present themes in their work which connect to the #ProtectYoHeART campaign created in 2009 by @UncuttART. It was introduced to the world at Art Basel (2014) with his first mural in Wynwood (Miami). The #ProtectYoHeART stencil can be seen in every major city across the United States, and it is much more than just art; it is symbolic in inspiring people to honor self-love and self-appreciation. The art campaign has grown organically, resulting in over 3 million social media posts and over 1 billion likes on Instagram.
Love Is Open Mic & The Sweet Spot II | 4:00 to 5:00 pm
To participate, email cauartmuseum@gmail, message us on social media @cauArtMuesum, or arrive early to sign-up for open mic! Express affirmations and meditations in alignment with the Protect Yo Heart call to actions.
Conversation with Sheila Pree Bright & Alfred Conteh | 5:00 to 5:30 pm
Bright and Conteh will discuss their works in regard to the campaign and the impact of Nipsey Hussle's love and struggle for the community. Bright will discuss her earlier work shooting hip hop culture in Houston Texas and images of the rapper Scarface, featured in the book Contact High: A Visual History in Hip-Hop Culture. Conteh will focus on his body of work inspired by daily life in areas of Atlanta where mostly African Americans reside.
Town Hall with Artists & Audience | 5:30 to 6:00 pm
The artists will open the conversation to museum guests.