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Join Us For State Of The Arts: Being A Black Visual Artist In 2020 9

Art&Seek is planning its first virtual conversation. We hope you’ll join us, and the Dallas Museum of Art,  at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 for “State of the Arts: Being a Black Visual Artist in 2020.”

We’ll hear from three Dallas artists who will talk about how their work and lives have been affected by the pandemic, police violence, and the subsequent waves of protest: Ciara Elle Bryant, David Jeremiah and Desireé Vaniecia.

State of the Arts: Being A Black Visual Artist In 2020. A virtual conversation. 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free, but you must register to attend.

The conversation will be moderated by  Vivian Crockett, the DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art.  Art&Seek’s Miguel Perez will introduce our guests and handle the Q/A.

The idea for this State of the Arts springs from a series of stories Miguel has been producing for our web site and KERA FM. As COVID-19 lays bare racial inequities in healthcare access and protests against police violence and racial injustice persist across the country, Miguel wanted to explore what impact this moment in history was having on the creativity of Black visual artists in North Texas.

Here are stories from that ongoing series. (Check back next Thursday, 10.15, for a profile of Desireé Vaniecia):


David Jeremiah. Photo: Keren Carrion/KERA.

Ciara Elle Bryant. Photo: Keren Carrion/KERA

J.D. Moore. Photo: Keren Carrion/KERA


Jammie Holmes’ “Four Brown Chairs.” Photo by Daisy Avalos, courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

The conversation’s free, but you need to register.

Hope to see you there!

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