“KESHA” A Black Female Experience of Identity and Race

February 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jax Marketplace
303 N Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Wednesday, February 1: Experience the exhibition, meet the artists, enjoy poetry performances by

5:00p.m – 8:00p.m: Opening Reception:
Live Drumming in the Lobby of the Main Public Library
Green Screen Photographs with your choice of “Kesha” image

5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m: Opening Remarks by Jacksonville Public Library Director Barbara Gubbin and sociologist, JeffriAnne Wilder, Ph.D

6:00p.m – 8:00p.m.: Performances and Artist Meet and Greet in the JMS Gallery

Spoken Word Performances by:
Ebony Payne-English and Tonya Smart
Be moved by the Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble, and leave your name on our graffiti inspired wall and more.

In this exhibition, artists produce works exploring black femininity, ethnicity, identity, and stereotypes.

Kesha is visible, yet invisible. She is everywhere and nowhere. Discover Kesha. #whoiskesha

Featured Artist:
Rhonda Bristol
Glendia Cooper
Dania W. Frink
Jovita Harper
Marsha W. Hatcher
MK Hollowell
Carla Jones
Erin Kendrick
Traci Mims
Princess Simpson Rashid
Crystal Rodriguez
Tiffany Rodriguez
Richlin Ryan
Sosha Thumper

In addition to the Kesha unveil our Makerspace and 303 Lounge will feature these events:
5-5:30pm: Drummers – Lobby and 303
6-8pm: Green Screen – Lobby
6:45-7pm: Drum and Dance performance – 303
7-7:15pm: Pop-up Poetry performance – 303
7:15-7:30pm: Pop-up Poetry performance- 303