Opening Reception for Inner City Circle: An Intergenerational Show of Boston Based Artists
May 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Join Inner City Circle for their Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25, 6-9pm
(show running until July 1st, 2019) in the Uphams Corner Main Street District.
This show is a collaborative curatorial effort between Hoodgrown Aesthetic, a podcast created by Amber Torres and Althea “Daughter of Contrast” Bennett that tells the story of 21st-century artists of color living in Boston and abroad; Mfalme Kenyatta, prolific artist and gallery manager at the AfroCaribbean Museum on Washington St. in Dorchester; and Emma Leavitt from the Dorchester Art Project, a community-driven art space in Fields Corner. The Dorchester Art Project from the Fields Corner is one of the featured artists.
Inner City Circle is a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary exhibition that aims to forge a bridge between established, mid-career and emerging Boston artists. These communities are often close in proximity yet far from unified, due to disparities in resources and recognition. The seasoned artists of Inner City Circle have created their own opportunities for decades, but with a lack of steady recognition and support for artists in Dorchester and Roxbury the resources and accolades generated have not made the impact they could have on the emerging artists of today. The curators behind Inner City Circle propose that if these artists had a place to gather and share their work side by side, they would experience the kind of tradition and infrastructure that more affluent communities enjoy. It’s time to recognize the great tradition of visual art in the Dorchester/Roxbury area and the immense potential of its future.
The artists participating in this show include:
Arielle Gray: Writer, Graphic Artist and Creative Director, Writer and arts engagement producer at WBUR.
Ayanna Warfield: Interdisciplinary Artist
Barrington Edwards: Multimedia Illustrator, Artist and Teacher at Boston Arts Academy
Cedric Douglas: Street Artist, Designer, Activist and Educator, Creator of the UpTruck
Gio “GoFive” Ortega: Painter, street Artist, Teacher at Madison High school
Jourdan Christopher: Photographer, Storyteller, Creator of @strangersinboston
Larry Pierce: Professional Artist, President of African Winters Gallery
Mfalme Kenyatta: Sculptor, Multimedia Artist and Gallery Manager of AfroCaribbean Museum
Paul Goodnight: Professional Artist and Mentor to young artists
Rixy Fz: Contemporary Artist, illustrator, Street Artist, Teacher
Rocky Cotard: Painter and digital illustrator
Sagie Vangelina: Street Artist, Patinter, designer
Shea Justice: Artist, Designer, Teacher
Tyahra Angus: Photographer, Artist, Creator of AfroCentered Media
Wilton Tejeda: Multimedia Artist and Painter
This show is funded in part by an Opportunity Fund grant received from the Boston Cabinet of Arts & Culture.