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« Friday April 21, 2006 »
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Peter Garforth at The City Club of Cleveland

Start: 4:00 pm

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, was raised in Ghana and educated at Clare College, Cambridge. His many books include two monographs in the philosophy of language as well as the widely acclaimed In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, which received both the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for nonfiction and the Herskovitz Prize of the African Studies Association.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

I received a postcard for the gallery opening of this exhibit. I've summarized the basics below. Please visit the website for more details.

SPACES mounts the first exhibition in Ohio to explore the idea of Afrofuturism, the subculture that deals with the interplay between time, technology, race and culture in the USA. Seventeen artists, from both historical and future viewpoints, tackle the impact of technology on the physical, social and spiritual lives of black people.

From science fiction to film and cultural exploration, the artists create work in painting, video and video games, sound installation, spoken word, sculpture, cinema and drawings. Conceived by The Soap Factory and Obsidian Arts in Minneapolis, the exhibition Afrofuturism was originally curated by Minneapolis-based artist Ernest Bryant and Suzanne Roberts of Obsidian Arts. SPACES introduced six northeast-Ohio artists into the exhibition.

Artists in the exhibition include: