To date, the program has featured over 20 performances, street fairs, educational events, workshops, tastings, film screenings and shopping opportunities, making Soul of Brooklyn a premier venue for arts enthusiasts and locals to experience all that Brooklyn’s African Diaspora has to offer.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]
Juneteenth 2021 Gathering[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_separator border_width="2"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="16828" img_size="1200 width"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]MoCADA’s Soul of Brooklyn Festival returns as an intimate Juneteenth gathering in 2021, to celebrate freedom, community, and the diverse arts and cultures of Brooklyn’s African Diaspora.
- Is designed as a family-friendly gathering for all ages.
- Is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP. (Please rsvp for the specific activities that you want to attend)
- Has a limited capacity of 250 people (We are keeping this event intimate to ensure our community’s safety at all times.)
- Follows COVID-19 protocols: Hand sanitizer stations available on site + social distancing will be enforced.
- Requires Masks to attend. (If you do not have one, MoCADA will have some on site until supplies last.)
- Does not allow food or drink on site.
- Entrance at the corner of Lafayette and Fort Greene Place only.
Interdisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia is creating two murals — one in Brooklyn and another in the Bronx — as one of 5 artists selected to participate in Not a Monolith, a new public art and professional development initiative for NYC-based emerging Black artists, presented by ArtBridge, Facebook Open Arts, and We The Culture.
Metaferia’s murals will be the first of 10 public artworks by the Not a Monolith artists anticipated for installation across all 5 boroughs over the next 4 months.
One of the program’s inaugural two June murals will include Headdress 21, which depicts multidisciplinary artist and Wide Awake Wildcat Ebony Brown. The mural will be installed on the site of MoCADA’s soon-to-be-opened sculpture garden in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and revealed on Juneteenth, June 19th.
They are the latest iterations of Metaferia’s “army of women,” which she has created through her By Way of Revolution series since 2018. This interdisciplinary series collages activist histories from civil rights generations as crowns on modern day Black women activists, drawing attention to the often overlooked labor of Black women within care politics and social justice.
#NotAMonolithNYC | #ByWayofRevolution
About Helina Metaferia
Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist working across collage, assemblage, video, performance and social engagement. Her work interrogates the body’s relationship to sites, especially as it relates to notions of identity and citizenship. Metaferia received her MFA from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI; New York University’s The Gallatin Galleries, New York, NY, among many others. Her work has been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, Artnet News, The Financial Times, and The Washington Post. Helina is an Assistant Professor at Brown University and lives and works in New York City.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="17057" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://art-bridge.org/not-a-monolith/"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_separator][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]
About Not a Monolith
Not a Monolith aims to amplify a diversity of Black voices and perspectives by providing NYC-based, emerging Black artists with outdoor canvases in prominent public spaces across the city’s five boroughs, as well as mentorship from Black professionals in the art world. The project’s title refers to the project’s goal to showcase a multitude of Black identities that are more complex, nuanced and abundant than the media’s traditional representations. Not a Monolith offers artists and communities of New York City an opportunity to directly and meaningfully engage with Black Lives Matter and other social, racial and gender justice movements. #NotAMonolithNYC[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element="yes"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="16927" img_size="800width" onclick="custom_link" link="https://soulofbk2021oshun.splashthat.com"][vc_btn title="RSVP NOW" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fsoulofbk2021oshun.splashthat.com|target:_blank"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_separator border_width="2"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]