The Heart of Sacramento Exhibit
The program has reached a massive milestone and we needed to show what Sacramento has brought to Arden Fair over the years, a culmination of prior activations, exhibits and performances were on display to celebrate both the artists and the supporting community. Bringing a greater awareness that Arden Fair has become a gravity center for art and to allow other partners in our community to collaborate on its future.
The Dreamers' Box by Dreaming Black
The Dreamers Box is a window installation that features a LCD screen suspended by clouds with rotating still and moving images. The content highlights past and future Black people throughout Sacramento. This piece is meant to evoke inspiration and pride as viewers experience the creator’s dream. Dreaming Black is an arts collective founded by Michaela Stewart and Didier Mponte.
View of Gallery Spaces
During the 3 month exhibition period, the Heart of Sacramento gallery highlighted 41 artists with a total of 140 works of art. The gallery was broken up into exhibit sections with a central informational booth, LCD screen of rotating past UnchARTed events, and the Black Creativity in Sacramento timeline on the main back wall. Benches were strategically placed throughout the gallery to encourage visitors to take a moment and fully absorb the art.
Artist Talk with moderator & curator, Faith J. McKinnie
On April 23rd we invited the public to an Artist Talk with artists from the “Black Creativity at the Heart of Sacramento” exhibit. The panel featured Keia Kodama, Tasha Nichole King, Jaunita Gonzales, and Unity Lewis. Attendees were given an in-depth look into the artists’ muses, inspirations, processes, and the intention behind their craft. A Q&A session rounded out the talk with complimentary beverages served giving the public a chance to directly speak with the panel.