The week's events
July 17, 2022(1 event)
2:00 am: Summer Showcase and Open Mic at the Garcia Center
Inlandia’s Blacklandia Events Series Presents
Summer Showcase and Open Mic
Featuring Romaine Washington, Eric DeVaughnn, and George Hammons
Hosted by James Coats
Sunday, July 17, 2022
The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W 11th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
This sizzling summer showcase will turn up the heat as this trio of wordsmiths light up the mic with honest, soulful expressions. These poets are no strangers to capturing the spotlight with their resplendent imagery – and engaging solemnity. This show is one you won’t want to miss. Join us to celebrate and amplify the Black voices in our community who have been doing the difficult work of speaking truth to power. During the open mic portion, audience members will have an opportunity to share their own work or a poem from their favorite Black author. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
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July 23, 2022(1 event)
4:00 pm: Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III
Saturdays in June, July, and August! (Date and times below)
Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents
Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III
On Zoom. Registration is required.
To register: https://tinyurl.com/WritingAboutBlackArt2022
Workshops are free. All are welcome.Just in time for summer, Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series is proud to announce three NEW “Writing About Black Art” workshops led by esteemed artist and educator Richard Allen May III. Sign up for one, two, or all three!
Free and open to all.
All sessions will be held on Zoom. To register: https://tinyurl.com/WritingAboutBlackArt2022
June – Writing about Black Art: The Curator Profile
Curators play an essential role in how Black art is organized for viewership – and how it’s interpreted. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding of what it means to curate an exhibition, how to prepare questions for the art curator, and how to organize those responses into a curator profile essay ready for publication. Saturdays: June 4, 11, and 25, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).
July – Writing about Black Art: The Artist Interview
Artists create the work that is exhibited, collected, and written about in various publications. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding about the role of the artist in society, how to prepare questions for the artist, and how to organize those responses into an artist profile essay ready for publication. Saturdays: July 9, 16, and 23, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).
August – Writing about Black Art: The Book Review
Learn the process and form behind writing a review of a published work about art. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding about the craft of writing as it pertains to summarizing and evaluating – and shed light on the difference between editing and revising. Saturdays: August 6, 20, and 27, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).
Artist and educator, Richard Allen May III comes with a wealth of knowledge about the AfriCOBRA Movement, having written the forward to AfriCOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought, published by Duke University, 2020. He is a staff writer at Artillery magazine and his work has been displayed in art galleries throughout the Inland Empire, as well as exhibits throughout the United States. May has taught courses in community colleges, universities, and prisons.