Power of Words Activity Workshop

Hank Willis Thomas, Pitch Blackness / Off Whiteness (detail), 2009. Neon sign, 58 1/8 x 33 x 6 in. Courtesy of Art Bridges.

Power of Words Activity Workshop
March 9
12 pm - 4 pm

Free Admission

Taking inspiration from Hank Willis Thomas’ Pitch Blackness/ Off Whiteness, this workshop will explore visual and written language and the history of sign making in the arts and society. Participants will make signs and posters expressing their reality, a wanted reality, or a reality they feel is projected onto them. We will explore expressing these complex thoughts through simple, yet creatively effective uses of language.

Jamillah Hinson is an independent curator and arts programmer. With a focus on historical and contemporary Black cultural and artistic traditions as they present themselves through experimental sound, film and photography, and performance, her practice engages various methods of storytelling and centers artistic and community narratives. Hinson has curated shows and developed programming with The Center for Afrofuturist Studies, LATITUDE Chicago, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art, and the Chicago Artists Coalition, along with other arts and cultural spaces. Hinson holds a BA in Art History.

This event accompanies the Art Bridges loan of Pitch Blackness / Off Whiteness by Hank Willis Thomas.

Support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.

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