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Arts in April

Arts in April at ACNV is our an annual, month-long proclamation and call for celebration of the arts and cultural community in Napa County. The vision for Arts in April is to foster the unique, identifiable sense of place through locally produced and presented arts and culture programs and events. Each April is a month to highlight creative talent, inspire and engage locals, and enrich the visitor’s experience of authentic Napa County culture.

To be featured on our Arts in April events calendar, all you need to do is go to our Creative Directory and submit an event, then that event will appear on both the Creative Directory & Arts in April event calendars.

To be featured on our April monthly newsletter, please email info@artscouncilnv with a link to your Creative Directory event posting before 3/23/2020 for review.

Oxbow School Visiting Artist Lecture Series - Akea Brionne Brown

Presented by The Oxbow School at The CIA at Copia Theater, Napa

April 7, 2020

Akea Brionne Brown is a photographer, writer, curator, and researcher whose personal work investigates the implications of historical racial and social structures in relation to the development of contemporary black life and identity within America. With a particular focus on the ways in which history influences the contemporary cultural milieu of the American black middle class, she explores current political and social themes, as they relate to historical forms of oppression,...

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Akea Brionne Brown is a photographer, writer, curator, and researcher whose personal work investigates the implications of historical racial and social structures in relation to the development of contemporary black life and identity within America. With a particular focus on the ways in which history influences the contemporary cultural milieu of the American black middle class, she explores current political and social themes, as they relate to historical forms of oppression, discrimination, and segregation in American history.

Akea Brionne has received the Visual Task Force Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Her work is also featured in the Smithsonian's Ralph Rinzler Collection and Archives, and was recently acquired by the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Collection. She was announced the 2018 Winner for Duke University’s Center for Documentary Arts Collection Award, as the 2018 Documentarian of Color. Her series, Black Picket Fences, was acquired for their permanent collection, and is on preserve at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. She was nominated for PDN's 30 (Photo District News) 2018: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. Brown was recently named the 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Winner, juried by Laylah Ali, William Powhida, and Regina Basha.

Akea received her BFA (2018) from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in the dual degree program of Photography and Humanities. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

akeabrionnebrown.com

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Dates & times

Tue, Apr 07 @ 7:00 pm

Admission

Free Admission

Location