Still Here: The Cosmology of Black Resilience An Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition

CURATOR’S STATEMENT

We come together as Black artists to acknowledge our place in the African continuum as flesh, blood, and spirit. Looking at the past, present, and future, our work asks the maker and the viewer, “What does it mean to be Black and resilient?” We improvise to survive. We improvise to thrive. This is how we understand our place in the cosmos.

  • Ebony Iman Dallas, Afrikanation Artists Organization
  • Marie Casimir, Djaspora Productions

Featuring visual Artists
Amena Butler
Ebony Iman Dallas
Florine Démosthène
Gay Pasley
Ronna Pernell
Musah Swallah
Suzanne Thomas

Featuring Performance Artists
Tony Brinkley
Marie Casimir
Changing FReQuencies
Grace Franklin
Gay Pasley
J’aime Griffith

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Permanent Sculpture

MBG muskrats

Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden

“Friendship” Sculpture: Well-known Boston artist, Nancy Schön, has captured the true nature of friendship in this bronze sculpture of two prairie dogs on display in the Children’s Garden.

Don Narcomey Storytelling chair

Story Teller Chair

“Storyteller’s Chair” Sculpture: Oklahoma City artist, Don Narcomey, created this Sculpture with bois d’ arc wood (Osage Orange), an extremely hard and decay-resistant wood used in the past for fence posts and bows to shoot arrows. It is a magical addition to storytime in the Children’s Garden.

mbg gold fish

Gold Fish Sculpture

“Goldfish” Sculpture: This Texas Cream Limestone sculpture measuring approximately 18” x 4’ x 5’ 10” displayed on the lake level is a Fancy Tail Goldfish. This sculpture was created by Oklahoma City artist, Kendall Howerton.

 “Gateway” Sculpture

“Gateway” Sculpture: Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment. You can find this sculpture in the northwest corner of the Gardens.