October 12 - December 31
Curated By Anika Dawkins
A Chronicle in Black and White
Curated By Anika Dawkins
Saturday, October 30 - November 30
Afro-Panamanian Altars + Shrines
Curated by Kali-Ahset Amen
By presenting a range of altar styles and the social-geographical contexts that produce them, Afro-Panamanian Altars + Shrines provides an entry for exploring dimensions of diversity within the Afro-Panamanian “community”, and in so doing, joins a larger conversation about blackness on the Central American isthmus.
Art History of the African Diaspora:
Benny Andrews: The Visible Man
Wednesday, November 12. 1:00 p.m.
Central Library One Margaret Mitchell Square
Narrated by Geoffrey Holder
Created and Produced by Linda Freeman
Written and Directed by David Irving
A self-styled innovator, Benny Andrews, an African-American artist, creates collages and paintings of stunning humanity. Growing up in the 1930’s in a sharecropper’s family, Andrews shines a sensitive light on these invisible people through his drawings, paintings and collages.
Black in Latin America: An Island Divided
Thursday, November 13. 1:00 pm
This compelling documentary explores contemporary socially constructed racial classifications in the Dominican Republic and the history behind the first black republic in Haiti. This documentary is part of a four-part documentary series on the influence of African descent on Latin America and presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines: Cultural Remembering and Community-Building through
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Friday, November 14 7:00pm
In collaboration with the Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust, the Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Hammonds House Museum, will host award winning documentary filmmaker Gloria Rolando, who will present and discuss her film Reembarque/Reshipment (58 min. Spanish language with English subtitles). Reembarque/ Reshipment examines the exploitation and forced deportation of Haitian migrant workers from Cuban sugar and coffee plantations during the early 20th century. This event will include a post screening discussion with filmmaker Gloria Rolando. More>
Check Out Our Online Gift Shop
During The Gathering event Creative Currents reopened the Hammonds House Museum gift shop with a new look and items from talented artists and unique sources. The shop was teeming with purchasers and interested browsers.
Creative Currents will continues to seek new merchandise vendors for periodic change out of items.
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