Ajuan Mance | Fan Lee | Hilda Robinson | Latisha Baker
Orlonda Uffre | Rena Charles | Renata Gray
Juneteenth (short for "June Nineteenth") honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. The 2023 celebration will be held on Sunday, June 18 at the corner of Masonic and Solano Avenues in Albany, California.
We are dedicated to fostering empathy, cultural discourse, and local economic growth through community events, and the arts. In honor of Juneteenth and its’ historic context, we extend our hopes for meaningful transformation through a visual art aesthetic, which seeks to transcend the dictates of historic exclusion of the Black experience.
We honor and celebrate the commitment to preserving and celebrating the art of the African Diaspora, while exploring the boundaries of freedom, and cultural and creative excellence, through the Black visionary lens. This showcase of multiple genres, interprets and reclaims the history and culture of diverse voices. The creative pathways affirm aesthetic choices, freedom, and the visionary soul, to incorporate technical exploration and the beauty of familial connections. The expansion and illumination of Black visual culture, continues to impact the scope of consciousness, inclusion, and liberation.