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Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood Artist Panel
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum: Flagler College is hosting a panel discussion featuring writer and curator Shawana Brooks, and visual artists Marsha Hatcher, Cheryl McCain, and Tatiana Phoenix. They will discuss their work included in the exhibition “Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood,” on view at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center and the St. Augustine Historic Society’s Tovar House from April 1 – 30, 2022.
The exhibition “Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood” and related programming is a collaborative project between the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum (CEAM), St. Augustine Historical Society (SAHS) and the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC). Originally organized by Hope McMath at Yellow House in Jacksonville, “Magic, Mirth and Mortality” is inspired by the lived experiences of writer, curator, wife and mother Shawana Brooks, and celebrates the resilience of Black mothers through the lens of visual and literary art, and historical and archival objects. Centered on Brooks’ during her pregnancy and the premature birth of her son Roosevelt, the “musings” are shown alongside artwork by Cheryl McCain, Marsha Hatcher, and Tatiana Kitchen, supplemented with local and national statistics on infant and maternal mortality rates, inequity in healthcare access, and institutional bias against Black women.
Funding for this program was partially provided through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Flagler College. “Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood” is also supported in part from grants from the St. Johns Cultural Council and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
Date/time: April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Presented By:Shawana Brooks, writer and curator; Marsha Hatcher, visual artist; Cheryl McCain, visual artist and photographer; Tatiana Phoenix, visual artist and muralist
Event Type:Combination of in-person and virtual/online