Musagetes presents "Big Ideas: Black Vitality—Life, Listening, and The Sugar Shack", with Derrais Carter on Thursday April 27, 7:00 PM, at the Art Gallery of Guelph.
This Big Ideas in Art + Culture talk with artist Derrais Carter is a collective listening session masquerading as a lecture. It will pair musical selections from the Black Revelry Quiet Storm radio show with close readings of Ernie Barnes’ painting The Sugar Shack, asking what happens when we use the painting to narrate Black life. Carter is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Carter will be discussing Black Revelry: In Honor of The Sugar Shack (If I Can’t Dance, 2022), an artist book and creative suite celebrating Ernie Barnes’ painting The Sugar Shack. The book will be available for sale.
Guelph-based Jamaican-Canadian musician Joni NehRita will follow the lecture with a concert at 8:30 PM. NehRita invites listeners to feel, move and think more with her gift for writing catch melodies dressed in jazzy chords ready to hit the beach. This knack for sun-drenched melodies and infectious grooves help her message of equity, social change and the cultivation of compassion to be received like a cool drink on a sweltering day.
There will be a reception to follow.
The event is free