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Art: Beyond Emancipation

By Alan Pocaro · January 10th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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Celebrate the life and work of Dr.

Martin Luther King with Beyond Emancipation, opening this weekend at the Kennedy Heights Art Center. Organized in partnership with Juneteenth Cincinnati, Beyond Emancipation is a visual exploration of African-American culture and recent history. Curator Barbara Gamboa has put together an impressive exhibit that includes painting, photography and three-dimensional pieces by artists Jymi Bolden, Melvin Grier, Terrance Hammonds, Robert Harris, Jimi Jones, Kelly & Kyle Phelps and the late Thom Shaw. This powerful collection of work traces the intimate connections between the deeds of the past and their lasting effects on contemporary America. Exhibition continues through Feb. 25. Opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday.



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