JJC Talks: s. Rasheem
NEW DATE! Join the Joshua Johnson Council on Facebook Live for the return of JJC Talks featuring artist s. Rasheem.
About the artist:
s. Rasheem (known for saying just call me Rasheem) is a self-taught mixed-media, community artist based in Baltimore. Her mediums are pencil, various types of pastel, and charcoal. In addition to her exhibitions, she leads a group of high school students in a 5-week summer apprenticeship program that hires Baltimore City’s Youth Works program participants to create murals in their communities.
s. Rasheem is a Womanist Artist whose art encourages a critical examination of society and culture through the lens of race, gender, and class. Her work centralizes the lives and experiences of marginalized populations and contributes to the growing body of art that is dedicated to the expression and celebration of Black Women & Girls. Her influences are interdisciplinary, varied, and largely come from lived-experiences.
There is no separation between her passions, her politics, and her artistic expression. Much like her politics, her mediums are a combination of precision and messiness.
About the Joshua Johnson Council (JJC):
Joshua Johnson Council (JJC) Members share a passion for African American and African art. Named after an 18th-century African American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland, the JJC is one of the oldest African American museum support groups in the U.S. Its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African American communities and The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African American artists.
JJC Membership offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month.
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