Sunday, January 21, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Art & Soul poster designed by Indianapolis artist Cuong Tran
Black History Month is around the corner, and we're ready for Afrofuturism. It is an arts movement that calls forward God seekers to a new place of equality and belonging. Three noted Afrofuturists are Sun Ra, Octavia Bulter, and Mshindo Kuumba. The aesthetic is multicultural, transhistorical, and combines elements of religion, African history, and science fiction. Cuong Tran, an Afro-Asian artist, was selected to create the poster design for an Indianapolis program featuring four artists, modern dancer Lauren Curry, spoken-word artist Too Black, storyteller Ryan Bennett, and ceramicist Gary Gee. Against a backdrop of African drums, gospel, and poetry, join Indy's Afrofuturists at "Art & Soul" on Sat., Jan. 27, 12:15 pm.

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RYAN BENNETT - THEATRE
Friday, February 2
A multi-dimensional storyteller
LAUREN CURRY - DANCE
Thursday, February 8
Ballet & modern dancer
TOO BLACK - SPOKEN WORD
Friday, February 23 
Provocative spoken word artist
GARY GEE - VISUAL ART
January 27 - February 28
Visual artist