For Immediate Release
Edgewood, New Mexico - Contemporary artist and curator Chloé Duplessis will travel to New Mexico on this on August 14, to present the latest offering of her nationally recognized show, Negro Stories.
Negro Stories examines American history and the concept of collective healing through the lens of racial discrimination. Duplessis began collecting stories in 2019, and currently has over 60 stirring accounts of racially - based privilege and injustice.
"Racism and systemic oppression are often viewed as a problem strictly of the oppressed, but racism affects us all", shares Duplessis.
"We all have a Negro story, and in order to heal, we have to address our history and our issues together."
Following the art show she will join thought leaders from across the region for an inspired panel discussion on cultural identity and community.
Negro Stories opened on January 11 in Denver to 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.
About the Artist
A legally blind digital collage artist, Duplessis' work has been celebrated for its stirring imagery and extraordinary ability to illuminate history and foster collective healing.
She creates images that illuminate the forgotten, elevate the unknown, and address the present. In doing so, she seek to offer a safe space to all that are willing to grow; while working to erode the social constructs that oppress People of Color.
Duplessis has over twenty years of experience in intercultural engagement, advocacy and arts administration, and has visited 9 countries and 21 states in support of her work.
Inspired by her desire to facilitate intentional opportunities for learning and creative expression, she presents exhibitions annually and offers virtual courses on art, history and cultural capacity - building.
About the Event
The art show and panel discussion will take place at Edgewood's historic Bean Barn located at Wildlife West Nature Park at 4:30 pm on August 14.
This event is being presented in partnership with The Independent. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Duplessis Art online or by phone at 209-720-4ART.