JSP week-long Juneteenth Celebration: River City Drum Corp (KY)

Celebrate Juneteenth with River City Drum Corp

We celebrate Juneteenth this week with the River City Drum Corp (RCDC), based in Louisville, KY! River City Drum Corp Cultural Arts Institute programs are designed to enhance the development of African American families with children through education, arts, and culture. Their purpose is to provide opportunities for families to reconnect to vast historical accomplishments of African- Americans in the building of America and this information as a foundation rebuilding our families and community. Louisville youth from RCDC have performed at the JSP Fall Arts Festival and participated in workshops and partnerships with JSP since 2017.

tags on IG: @rivercity_drumcorp @josephinesculpturepark       RCDC on Facebook

Learn more about River City Drum Corp HERE

DONATE to RCDC HERE

or cash app: @rcdcky

Focus on Race Relations (FORR) and Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) partner this week to celebrate Juneteenth, the nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. We encourage others to post throughout this week leading up to Juneteenth (June 19) using #juneteenthky. This week, JSP and FORR will elevate black and African American voices and art, share anti-racism resources and discourse, and host a roundtable to discuss local race issues and solutions in Frankfort/Franklin County, KY.

JSP week-long Juneteenth Celebration: Peyton Scott Russell (MN)

Celebrate Juneteenth at JSP: Peyton Scott Russell

We celebrate Juneteenth this week with Minneapolis artist Peyton Scott Russell, JSP 2018/19 Artist in Residence! Russell’s sculpture, GRAPHOLOGYHENGE was created at JSP in 2018 with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is a sanctuary for graffiti writers and a space where everyone in our community is encouraged to make their own mark and let their voices be heard. He returned in 2019 to teach a week-long graffiti camp for local youth where they learned the art of letter making. In this interview, Russell discusses this monumental artwork, his creative response to the murder of George Floyd, his inspirations, experiences with police brutality and Sprayfinger Graffiti Camp!

tags on IG: @daesk1 @sprayfinger @josephinesculpturepark

Learn more about Peyton Scott Russell HERE

Focus on Race Relations (FORR) and Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) partner this week to celebrate Juneteenth, the nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. We encourage others to post throughout this week leading up to Juneteenth (June 19) using #juneteenthky. This week, JSP and FORR will elevate black and African American voices and art, share anti-racism resources and discourse, and host a roundtable to discuss local race issues and solutions in Frankfort/Franklin County, KY.

JSP Week-Long Juneteenth Celebration: Brianna Harlan (KY/NYC)

We celebrate Juneteenth this week with Louisville-based artist Brianna Harlan, JSP partner artist! Brianna shares experiences from her community practice: Black Love Blooms.

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Black Love Blooms is a community art project that centers Black Love with free flowers, art donated by Black artists, and love notes to share. Black Love Blooms is planned for 5 states (Louisville, KY; Jackson, MS; New York City, NY; Denver, CO; & Los Angeles, CA) as a part of Juneteenth celebrations and as a way to honor victims of police brutality. The mission reads: “Free flowers and messages of love to Black people for Black people. In the path to liberation, stop to share the roses. From us. To us. For us. Grace from each other and ourselves for what the world has tried to erase: Black Love. Let it Bloom.”

Follow the project on Instagram @BlackLoveBlooms // Donate to Support the Flower Fund on Venmo @Black Love Blooms // Learn more about Brianna Harlan at briannaharlan.com

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Focus On Race Relations – FORR Frankfort and Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) partner this week to celebrate Juneteenth, the nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. We encourage others to post throughout this week leading up to Juneteenth (June 19) using #juneteenthky. This week, JSP and FORR will elevate black and African American voices and art, share anti-racism resources and discourse, and host a roundtable to discuss local race issues and solutions in Frankfort/Franklin County, KY.

JSP Week-Long Juneteenth Celebration: Kiah Celeste (KY)

We celebrate Juneteenth this week with Louisville-based artist Kiah Celeste, JSP 2020 Artist in Residence!
 
#repost IG @kiah.celeste
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The debut of my Slavery Veteran Merchandise line serendipitously falls upon the week of Juneteenth. As the US fails to acknowledge the resilience of Black Americans, here are the first in a line ironically appropriating war veteran merchandise, and the appreciation America has for the military but not for those who involuntarily built this country.
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Go to Kiahceleste.com and hit contact to order your shirt!
Each shirt will be custom made to order, thrift sourced for environmental sustainability. Never buy new! Each week half of the proceeds will be donated to a different organization for racial justice. This week’s proceeds go to the The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
*Hats, mugs and bumper stickers in the works!
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Focus On Race Relations – FORR Frankfort and Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) partner this week to celebrate Juneteenth, the nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. We encourage others to post throughout this week leading up to Juneteenth (June 19) using #juneteenthky. This week, JSP and FORR will elevate black and African American voices and art, share anti-racism resources and discourse, and host a roundtable to discuss local race issues and solutions in Frankfort/Franklin County, KY.

JSP week-long Juneteenth Celebration: Heather Hart (NYC)

Juneteenth Celebration
We celebrate Juneteenth this week with NY-based artist Heather Hart, JSP 2021 Artist in Residence!
Heather Hart’s sculpture, The Southern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, at North Carolina Museum of Art explored liminal space and power. This is documentation of Duke University’s Thomas DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE, activating the sculpture with a piece they choreographed for the space, We Will Dance the Roof Off the Mother, performed on Sept 22, 2019. Focus on Race Relations (FORR) and Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP) partner this week to celebrate Juneteenth, the nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. We encourage others to post throughout this week leading up to Juneteenth (June 19) using #juneteenthky. This week, JSP and FORR will elevate black and African American voices and art, share anti-racism resources and discourse, and host a roundtable to discuss local race issues and solutions in Frankfort/Franklin County, KY.
tags on IG: @thomas.defrantz @ncartmuseum @heatherhartstudio @josephinesculpturepark
Learn more about Heather Hart HERE.

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