Love reading? So do we!
Each month we have invited an artist to recommend a book that has inspired them, brought them joy or has been pivotal in some way. Join us every third Wednesday of the month as Artists share their relationship and interpretation of the book and facilitate the monthly discussions which will be hosted virtually. As we’re unable to meet in person feel free to enjoy your own refreshments as we zoom into your living room. Readers who register each month will be provided a zoom link.
Tuesday, March 2 through Saturday, December 18, 2021is a year-long exhibition + performance series that celebrates contemporary Black artistic life through the healing and transformative works of Midwest artists of the African Diaspora. Because of This is an ambitious undertaking in community building, spearheaded by curator Mary Lawson (Omaha, NE) whose selection of over thirty virtual and outdoor programs include visual art, performances, audio archive, critique series, panel discussions, and community bike rides.
Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 PMJoin Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet monthly book club. Each month we have invited an artist to recommend a book that has inspired them, brought them joy or has been pivotal in some way. You will have one month to read the book. Artists will share their relationship and interpretation of the book and facilitate the monthly discussions which will be hosted virtually. As we’re unable to meet in person feel free to enjoy your own refreshments as we zoom into your living room. Readers who register will be provided a zoom link. Let’s read with Nathaniel Bozarth, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This month Nathaniel has chosen Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther Book 6 and Book 7 for us to discuss. Here are questions he would like us to think about as we are reading:
- In what ways is the Empire's enslavement of The Nameless similar to American chattel slavery? In what ways is it different?
- How does memory inoculate you against oppressive or repressive forces? Or do you find that your embodied memory serves to retrench oppressive ways of thinking?
- Between book 1 and book 2, the artist changes. How do the artists interpret Coates's Black Panther differently?
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:30PM
CW: For attendees bringing children, this event will include one film that uses strong language.
Charlotte Street Foundation presents a new time-based media project, In My Own Skin, as an online site and a series of live programs from April 23-25, 2021. Curated by Kimi Kitada, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow, the project examines the intersections of the body, gender, and technology through the work of seven artists. For more events in this series, click HERE
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:00 PMHERE.
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 12PM + 2PMHERE
Wednesday, April 28th at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30-7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 PM
- This graphic novel tells the story of Soyeon, a middle-aged working-class Korean woman, and the lives of her friends. It was written by her thirty-something-year-old son. How do we empathize with others and tell their stories?
- Which individual’s life story resonates with you and why?
- What do you think Soyeon and her friends ultimately yearn for in their lives?