Juneteenth Family Program - "These Flowers Belong to Me"

June 19 2024 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a family celebration featuring artist and activist Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and his exhibition These Flowers Belong to Me.

This all-ages event will include:

1 - 4 p.m. Hands-on activity facilitated by Arts and Scraps in partnership with Kwaku Osei-Bonsu

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Millinery program presentation by Kwaku Osei-Bonsu

Plus time to view the art installation!

About the exhibit: These Flowers Belong to Me represents a profound exploration of Osei-Bonsu's artistic practice and commitment to celebrating the resilience and richness of Black culture. By weaving together art, activism, and cultural preservation, he ignites conversations, inspires reflection, and honors the resilience of those who have paved the way for progress and equality. Through his dedication to capturing the essence and legacy of influential figures like Julius Tillery of Black Cotton in North Carolina, Malik Yakini, Founder of the Detroit People's Food Co-op, and Amariyanna  Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint, he invites viewers to engage in an intergenerational dialogue concerning the vibrant tapestry of Black history. 

About the artist: Kwaku Osei-Bonsu is a multidisciplinary artist. His  art practice is deeply rooted in storytelling and commemoration. He coined the term WHIGG as an embodiment of both his Ghanaian heritage and his Black-American upbringing. Osei-Bonsu meticulously crafts WHIGGs and accompanying portraits as a poignant tribute to trailblazers and cultural icons.  

This is event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is preferred but walk-ins are also welcome. 

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