Opening Reception for TIMES END Exhibition

Celebrating fine and performing arts in our region, Sweetwater will be hosting a new annual Third Thursday series this year, beginning in January. Each month, we will feature artists of all genres and offer a variety of educational and enriching experiences. Our goal with this series is to continue to engage with community members and create inclusive, meaningful, and inspiring experiences in the fine and performing arts. We can’t wait to see you each Third Thursday this year!

Thursday, January 17: Opening Reception for TIMES END exhibition

As our world evolves, we see changes that inspire awe and fear in what is to come. With speculative fiction, afrofuturism, dystopian and utopian visions, artists are often the creators of society’s imagined future. Times End seeks artworks that offer futurist views for our society, culture and planet.

Times End is juried by Alisha B. Wormsley. www.alishabwormsley.com

Alisha B. Wormsley is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Wormsley’s work has been honored and supported with a number of awards and grants to support programs: The People Art the Light, afronaut(a) film and performance series, Homewood Artist Residency (recently received the mayor’s public art award), the Children of NAN video art series, There Are Black People in the Future body of work. These projects and works have exhibited widely. Namely, the Andy Warhol Museum, Octavia Butler conference at Spelman University, Carnegie Museum of Art, Johannesburg SA, HTMLES in Montreal, Project Row House, the Houston Art League, Rush Art Gallery in NY, and the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit. Currently, Wormsley is working on a number of public art projects and exhibitions, namely, The People Are the Light Publication, August Wilson Part, ArtUp South Africa at the Mattress Factory, and Pittsburgh’s Market Square. Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College.

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