ALL ARTS Talks continues with a panel on Newark Symphony Hall’s “Symphony of Survival”
As recent cultural events continue to ripple through the arts community, ALL ARTS will host a live discussion with the artists behind the initiative “Symphony of Survival,” launched as part of Newark Symphony Hall’s Embrace Newark project. The event will stream Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Eastern on the ALL ARTS Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.
Created in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the many others who have lost their lives at the hands of police brutality, “Symphony of Survival” is led by poet Jasmine Mans and is described as “an evolving symphony of mourning, of protest and of survival.” Turning an eye to the artists at the heart of the project, ALL ARTS Talks: “Symphony of Survival” will discuss Blackness and art during the pandemic and this time of racial unrest.
Mans will moderate the panel, which features multi-disciplinary artist Jillian M. Rock; American poet, writer and creative artist LaQuan Ford; Nigerian artist, poet, photojournalist and scholar Bimpé Fageyinbo; Brooklyn-born Panamanian-American poet and author K. Desireé Milwood; Newark native and fine art photographer, teaching artist and filmmaker Chrystofer Davis; Chair and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at New Jersey City University, mixed-media artist and poet Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams; writer and public librarian Maisy Card; and arts administrator, curator and researcher Kristen J. Owens.
Catch up on our past conversations — which explore the impact of the health crisis and ongoing current events on artists and institutions — ahead of the Aug. 20 livestream by checking out our ALL ARTS Talks program page.
Top Image: Photo by Joseph V. Moore.