First Congregational United Church of Christ is working with the YMI Cultural Heart to advertise racial therapeutic by artwork. Collectively, the predominantly white church and African-American cultural heart are placing on a collaborative “Say Their Names” artwork exhibit.
Caption: 2 teams convey ‘Say Their Names’ artwork exhibit to Asheville
Church leaders mentioned they reached out to YMI to be taught extra in regards to the impacts of racism. This exhibit is their manner of sharing what they’ve realized. It showcases pictures and paintings from native individuals who’ve documented the combat for racial justice over the past yr.
“We have now been remodeled within the conversations that we’re having. And, as a largely white congregation, we’ve a lot to be taught in regards to the results of racism on individuals of colour. So, we’re studying by listening and we’re studying by observing this paintings,” First Congregational United Church of Christ pastor Kim Buchanan mentioned.
The pair will host an official gallery opening Could 7. The occasion is scheduled to start out at 5:30 and is open to the general public.
The artists will discuss their work, a singer will carry out, then the group will view the exhibit on the YMI.
“Say Their Names” is exhibiting on the Asheville FCUCC’s Oak Road Gallery from 1-4 p.m. Could 1-29 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays concurrently with The Gallery at YMI exhibit, which exhibits by Could 12.