Multi-discipline Arts Event Picks up Conversation About Inclusivity in the Columbia Arts Community - play preview, arts opening, panel presentation
On Thursday, August 3rd, The Jasper Project will present the first east coast preview of the new play Black Super Hero Magic Mama by Inda Craig-Galvan, accompanied by an art exhibit curated by visual artist Cedric Umoja comprised exclusively of art by Black artists from Columbia, SC, and followed by a panel presentation, moderated by poet Joy Priest, addressing the state of inclusivity in the Columbia arts community.
Among the artists exhibiting and participating in the panel are Dogon Krigga, Henry H. Henderson, Sarah Macklin, Thomas Washington, Asia Ca, and Corey Davis. Poets Monifa Lemon and Jennifer Bartell will also participate in the panel which will immediately follow the presentation of the play in its entirety.
The event starts with a reception for the artists at 6:30, with the play at 7:30 and the panel following the play. Tickets are $15 inclusive, (non-preview tickets will be $25), and are available atwww.jasperproject.org. Everything takes place at Trustus Theatre.
Over the next few days we’ll be highlighting the work of some of these exciting artists whose work you’ll get to see on Thursday night.
Dogon Krigga is an Afrofuturist who also works in Pineal Porn and Collage.
His bio reads as follows:
From humble beginnings - the college dropout turned entrepreneur, Dogon Krigga, began making digital art with a distinct purpose. As a self-trained artist, Krigga set out to provide unique and original designs for independent businesses and recording artists. Seeking an outlet to further express his ideas, he founded Makrigga Media in 2011 as a creative entity to address the public and share ideas in a visual format. The visionary aspect of his creations are an amalgamation of culture and esoteric reference. He utilizes his particular sense of synesthesia to transmute sound into an image that invokes a sense of wonder and reflection on the human being’s cosmic, aboriginal, and omni-dimensional nature. Raising humanity's vibrations through visual art is the purpose.