FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY OPENING & ARTIST TALK
Friday, February 5, 2020
Artist Talk and Q&A @ 7:00pm
Born out of her series, “Screams of the Blkman,” artist Louise Cutler brings together stories of individuals and historical events in “We Are Still Watching” that aim to compel and evoke conversation.
Join us to view this powerful work, meet the artist, and have the opportunity to hear her speak about her process.
This work makes us look at our past through the eyes of those who have gone before. Our forefathers, King, Malcolm, Harriet, Rosa, and others had their faith to guide, strengthen, and direct them. They held onto the hope that things would get better for their children and future generations of blacks.
These faithful men and women paved the way for us and looked forward to freedom, justice, and equality. In faith we look back, having seen some of the fulfillment of their work and progress.
This exhibit is not just for people of the African diaspora but also for all who have fought and are still fighting against injustice and for freedom.
“We Are Still Watching” allows us to reflect on our past, examine our history, and change the world around us. It reminds us that we have hope in something greater than ourselves.
WE ARE STILL WATCHING: AN EDUCATIONAL EVENT
Saturday, February 6, 2020
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Join us at the Four Chapter Gallery for a conversation with artist Louise Cutler, designed to educate families and children through stories of faithful men and women who have fought in the face of racial injustice in America. Through the lens of faith, Louise grapples with the concept that history and story matter as we continue to fight for justice and reconciliation.
Ms. Cutler created “We Are Still Watching” with a desire to press into the stories she did not learn in school. She researched men, women, and groups of people who have struggled with injustice, poverty, and the horrors of war, people that she sees as a part of ‘the great cloud of witnesses.’ She processed her findings through her writings and visual art.
She has created a compelling body of work that invites viewers to participate in the process of learning and carrying the stories and work of these faithful men and women forward. Her work asks, “Will you sit back and reap the benefits of their faithfulness, or will you join the great cloud of witnesses and press on toward the finish line?”
We especially encourage parents to attend this event with their children and experience how art can create a unique space to engage in conversations that are extremely important for our city and our world.
NOTE: This event is recommended for adults and families with children aged 10 and above.
In addition to exhibitions, we are delighted to host a variety of events in our space, including artist talks, community conversations, book signings, and artist collective meetings. If you are interested in hosting an arts-related event at Four Chapter Gallery/Christ Community’s Downtown Campus, please get in touch.