Burning Down the House: Reimagining a New World with Dr. Jeffreen Hayes
Date(s) - 06/30/2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Erie Arts & Culture
About this Event
Please join us for a virtual conversation with Dr. Jeffreen Hayes, curator, scholar, and Executive Director of Threewalls, a Chicago-based organization, to discuss inequities in the art world and offer solutions on June 30 at 6 PM.
Burning Down the House: Reimagining a New World
What does it take to reimagine a new world where injustices do not reign supreme? How is the art and culture field culpable in reinforcing inequities experienced in our society? Are the current structures capable of change?
In this session, Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes, curator, scholar and Executive Director of Threewalls, a Chicago-based organization, will discuss inequities in the art world and offer solutions. Her discussion will center ALAANA (African, Latinx, Arab, Asian and Native American) artists as one simple step in beginning the work of righting wrongs that exist in the field.
About Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes:
Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D., merges her curatorial practice into her cultural leadership of supporting artists. As an advocate for racial inclusion, equity and access, she creates approaches for community participation, particularly for those in underrepresented groups. Her curatorial projects include SILOS, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman, AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People, AFRICOBRA: Nation Time, and Embracing the Lens: The BlackFlorida Project.
As the executive director of Threewalls, Dr. Jeffreen Hayes provides strategic vision for the artistic direction and impact of the organization in Chicago. Under her leadership, Threewalls works with artists to help manifest the organization’s vision of art connecting segregated communities, people and experiences together.
View some of her work below: