Updated: May 22
New Orleans - Visual artist and culture bearer Chloe' Duplessis has been selected as the Artist - in - Residence for the month of June at New Orleans' Old No. 77 Hotel.
The designation will afford Duplessis the opportunity to present her latest collection of work in a public showing at the famed hotel on Saturday, June 12.
Negro Stories, is the nationally recognized art exhibition that examines American history and the concepts of collective trauma and healing through the lens of racial discrimination.
"For too long, racism and systemic oppression have been viewed as a problem strictly of the oppressed," shares Duplessis.
"Racism affects us all. We all have a Negro story, and in order to heal, we have to address our history and our issues ... Together."
Negro Stories opened in January of this year in Denver's RiNo Art Direct, and has garnered widespread acclaim. Duplessis has been featured on Colorado Public Radio, in 303 Magazine and Mayor Michael B. Hancock even declared February 1 as Negro Stories Art Exhibition Day in the city of Denver.
A Louisiana native and former resident of New Orleans, Duplessis says that she is beyond grateful for the opportunity to show her work in her adopted hometown.
"New Orleans has given so much to me. I attended college here, met my husband here, and came into my own in this city. I love New Orleans, and the people, the history, and the culture influence my work to this day."
P R E S S
Click HERE to listen to the Colorado Public Radio interview on Negro Stories.
Click HERE to read the 303 Magazine article on Negro Stories creator Chloe Duplessis.
Click HERE to watch the virtual tour of Negro Stories.
For more info, contact Duplessis Art at 209-720-4ART or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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