"Express Yourself" Student Art and Empowerment
March 10th, 8-9pm | Qatar Ballroom
Finding Intersectionality Together in collaboration with the Black Arts Festival will host a night of art and discussion. Materials are provided to engage students in creating thought provoking art to be published by the Notes From the Margin Zine. It is a night where discussion and participation intersect with simply thinking about different dimensions of our various identities within facets of power. This night of creative expression is more about how intersectionality impacts the way we see the world we live in and how we create the art that we do—from out unique experiences.
The Black Arts Festival will host a special edition of the New Orleans Youth Open Mic. The New Orleans Youth Open Mic (NOYOM) began in the spring of 2014 as a partnership between the Tulane Black Student Union and local poets and teaching artists. The monthly open mic features youth poets from various schools in the Greater New Orleans area and a feature performance by a selected poet. The Black Arts Festival edition of the New Orleans youth open mic will feature nationally noted local poets Sunni Patterson and National Poetry Slam champion Clint Smith who will perform and speak about their experiences as professional artists.
Tickets are now available for the #2015TulaneBlackArtsFest keynote lecture with Spike Lee at tulanetickets.com! Free for anyone with a Splash ID (limit two free tickets per person) and $5 for everyone else. You will need to register for an account if you are a first-time user. Email TulaneBlackArtsFest@gmail.com for info on community organization discounts.
The 2014 Tulane Black Arts Festival brings a week’s worth of multi-media programming with some heavyweight keynote speakers, performers and workshop facilitators. The fest presents both local and national Black arts leaders at its daily events, as well as opportunities for hands-on engagement — one of the program’s central themes.
A range of visual and musical artists will perform in free events today (Friday, Feb. 21), Saturday and Sunday as part of the Tulane Black Arts Festival.
At 1 p.m. Friday, artists Brand “BMike” Odums (known for his #ProjectBe installation) and Devin Reynolds will begin a live visual arts demonstration in the Lavin-Bernick Quard that will dovetail with Tulane’s weekly Fridays at the Quad. From 4 to 6 p.m., food will be available from local black-owned restaurants, and the finished artwork will be donated to a school.
The Tulane Black Arts Festival continues with a critical discussion about cultural appropriation, followed by a twerking workshop, overseen by Queen Diva Big Freedia. Find more things to do in New Orleans on Wednesday (Feb. 19).