This year, ArtsWave’s Black and Brown Artist Grants program is helping 22 local artists bring their visions to life on the theme of “truth and reconciliation.” The program is in its second year and has provided over $500,000 in funding to nearly 50 artists of color. This year’s 22 artists are getting ready to highlight their work at the 2022 Truth and Reconciliation Artist Showcase from July 14-17 at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
This year’s showcase will feature a wide range of perspectives and media. Visual artist Asha White’s “Mood Altering” is a 25-piece set of physical and digital media, which combines with panel discussion about mental health and healing in the Black community.
Gabriel Martinez Rubio’s “Monarca - Lost Butterfly (in Memoriam)” will pair a live, contemporary dance performance with a video projection of monarch butterflies, paying homage to lost loved ones.