Go Tell It on the Mountain, presents the works of artists who examine how Christianity has fostered political action and civic engagement. The curatorial vision for this exhibition is inspired by the experiences of the characters in James Baldwin's 1953 novel of the same name which incorporates the underlying tensions of religious control, faith, family, hope and human hypocrisy. Artists included in the exhibition are Lynn Aldrich, Edgar Arceneaux, Daphne Arthur, Andrea Bowers, Tracy Brown, Carolyn Castaño, Robert Colescott, Sam Doyle, Todd Gray, Mark Steven Greenfield, Zeal Harris, Caroline Kent, John K. Lawson, Diego Leclery, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Kerry James Marshall, Rosalyn Myles, John Outterbridge, Nikki Pressley, Sulton Rogers, Erika Rothenberg, Sanjit Sethi, Herbert Singleton and Nate Young.
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 11:00am - 2pm - Writing Workshop
Writing Down the Bones / An Alchemy of Arts & Letters
Jack Grapes, a respected LA-based poet, writing instructor, and editor of ONTHEBUS, will lead an experimental writing workshop inspired by the art currently on view in CAAM's GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN exhibit. All genres, ages and levels of experience are welcomed! So come and play! RSVP 213.744.2544.
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 2pm - Performance and Presentation
Sacred Praise Chorale
In conjunction with our exhibit, GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, Dr. Diane White-Clayton, who leads Faithful Central Bible Church's Sacred Praise Chorale and holds a Ph.D. in Musical Composition from UC Santa Barbara, will take us on a musical journey of African songs, spirituals, hymns and traditional gospel to illustrate the musical heritage of the African American church. RSVP 213.744.2024.
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1pm - 4pm - Artists' Conversation
Several of the artists featured in GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN will gather to discuss their work in the context of the exhibition. The group will include Lynn Aldrich, Edgar Arceneaux, Todd Gray, and Nery Gabriel Lemus. A reception closing the exhibition will follow. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.