2022 Vision & Sound: An African American Experience
Posted on 01/31/2022
Vision & Sound: An African American ExperienceVision & Sound creates an educational experience and environment that broadens the understanding and appreciation of African American art, music, film, and literary works for multigenerational and multicultural audiences. The program strives to build supportive relationships to encourage cultural equity throughout Arizona and beyond – recognizing that professional American artists of African descent are too often overlooked. Glendale Public Library is pleased to host two events in this innovative series, both at the Main Library.  

Jenita Landrum, an ASU alumna, professional painter and installation artist, describes her work as “educational, beautiful and edgy.” This and That, her most recent exhibition in the Vault Gallery at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus library, uses everything from watercolor to German toilet paper. On Sunday, February 6, from 2-3:30 p.m., discover how this experimental journey through the art process allows spectators to reflect on the representation of race, gender and class in art.

The following evening, on Monday, February 7, from 6-7 p.m., learn about the lives and cultures of Appalachian African Americans from South Central West Virginia through the research of Jacqueline Chanda. After 28 years of teaching and research in art education at several universities, Dr. Chanda is now a full-time oil painter in her studio in Tucson, AZ.  

These events are funded by the City of Glendale Public Art Program.