Open House + Art Book Release Party
When: Friday, March 2 / 5:30-8:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Join us for a free party to celebrate our new space off North Main and the release of the “Two Cities” art book! The first 50 people to arrive will receive a free copy at the door. Soulful crooning and r&b ballads by Queen Tanesha, with light refreshments and a cash bar. Come see what we have been up to in our new home, learn more about the “Two Cities” project, and check out all of the special events and programming we have coming up as part of Indie Grits 2018 (our full festival schedule drops March 1)!
In August of 2017, Indie Grits Labs (IGL) announced a site-specific, ongoing exploration of how racial and socioeconomic factors define experiences and interactions within a shared city. Entitled “Two Cities”, the project is primarily focused on North Columbia, and is spearheaded by thirteen IGL fellows (filmmakers, artists, activists, community organizers, agriculturalists, etc).
Each Fellow began their investigation with the production of 27 photographs shot on disposable cameras in North Main neighborhoods to better understand how they personally see and engage with their communities. This art book—a collection of photos, collages, and writings, represents the first collaborative work by the 2018 IGL Fellows as part of the “Two Cities” project. All other “Two Cities” works will be revealed during the 2018 Indie Grits Festival, April 12-15.
Contributors: Yolanda Anderson, Mary Brebner, Michaela Pilar Brown, Fart.PDF, Seth Gadsden, Mahkia Greene, Curtis Heru, Laura Kissel, Pedro Ldv, Darion McCloud Storyteller, Rico McDaniels, Betsy Newman, Roni Nicole, Josetra Robinson, Tahirah SpannRSVP on Facebook