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