In 2016, artist, activist, and MacArthur genius awardee, LaToya Ruby Frazier, spent five months living in Flint, Michigan with three generations of women–the poet Shea Cobb, her mother Renee, and daughter Zion–observing their day-to-day lives as they endured one of the most devastating ecological disasters in US history: the water crisis in their hometown. The artistic result of Frazier’s time there is reflected in the works presented in “Flint is Family”.
“Through photographs, videos, and text I use my artwork as a platform to advocate for others, the oppressed, the disenfranchised,” says Frazier. In “Flint is Family,” Frazier explores at the level of community, the effects of the water crisis in Flint.
Tom Friel, Coordinator for Interpretation and Public Engagement at Newcomb Art Museum, will lead us on a tour of this fascinating exhibit. Bring your lunch. We will eat together before we go in to the exhibit. There is no charge for the museum. RSVP by Monday, August 19 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or email@example.com.
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown