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.
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.”
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.