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Unlearning Art Exhibition
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Opening Night Speaker Series and Equity Art Exhibition
CURATOR: Joanna Henry, BFA, Winthrop University
JUROR: Lydia Thompson, UNCC. Recent Chair Art Department
EXPERT SPEAKER: Lydia Thompson, MFA, “Expect Change: The Humanization of Self Through the Arts”
“Unlearning is not about forgetting. It’s about our ability to choose an alternative to our preset paradigms. As we grow and learn, we’ve taken on the thoughts and culture of our surroundings and authority figures in our lives. If these thoughts are of a destructive nature, then they become the basis for unhealthy values and beliefs. Unlearning is a skill to practice daily and a lifetime journey of self discovery. Using art to approach this, we hope to identify harmful traits and replace them with beliefs founded in knowledge and understanding rather than ignorance.” – Fatima Mohammad
We are excited to share new innovations of artist programming, community engagement and social good.
All art sales benefit the artist and the mission of SouthEnd ARTS. A percentage of sales funds artist scholarships for Women, Seniors, Immigrants, African American, Latinx, Asian, Arab, LGBTQIA, Disabled and our commitment to equity in the ARTS.