Denver - Following her art tour and exhibition in New Orleans last month, visual artist Chloe' Duplessis is set to release her first art book this fall.
The book will be a collection of original works of art and poetry from Duplessis' historic art exhibition, Negro Stories.
The nationally recognized exhibition examines the concepts of collective trauma and healing throughout American history through the lens of racial discrimination.
"Racism affects us all. And by assigning the weight of racism to communities of color, you protect the very systems that have led us to our current space as a country. We all have a Negro story, and if we are going to move forward we have to address our our history... and our issues together."
Duplessis began collecting stories in 2019, and currently has 67 stirring accounts of discrimination from Americans of African descent.
Negro Stories opened on Jan. 11 in Denver to widespread acclaim. Mayor Michael B. Hancock declared Feb. 1 as Negro Stories Art Exhibition Day in the city of Denver. Additionally, Governor Jared Polis issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 28 as Negro Stories Day in the state of Colorado.
To view the virtual tour of Negro Stories, click HERE.
To reserve your copy of the Negro Stories art book, visit duplessisart.com or call 2097204ART.