Emerging artist Imani Roach will discuss "Havens," her new exhibition at SPACES. Havens is a multi-media exhibition comprised of drawings and installations inspired by Cleveland locations listed in the Jim Crow-era travel guide known as the Negro Motorist Green Book. Published from the 1930s until the passage of civil rights legislation in the 1960s made it obsolete, the Green Book was an ever evolving index of safe traveling destinations (hotels, gas stations, restaurants, beauty parlors, and everything in between) that black motorists could safely patronize during their travels. Havens explores the sites of Cleveland's own forgotten safe havens, and what they mean today. Deidre McPherson, Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland MOCA, will moderate the conversation and examine how artists can use their talents to make personal and public statements for social change. A light dessert reception will follow. Havens is on view at SPACES until until March 25 (admission to SPACES, located in Hingetown, is free).
Co-sponsored by the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Free and open to the community. Seating is limited; please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.