The Louisville Visual Art June Teens Arts Camp is Friday after a week of creativity teaching students about various forms of expression commonly used by color artists, such as block printing and sculpture, Sonnet and Limerick. It was closed to.
The camp had 10 young participants and was the first in a partnership between the Waterfront Development Corporation and Louisville Visual Arts.
Camp instructor, artist and poet Lance Newman taught his students about Juneteenth and showed him the artwork that inspired him.
“Appalachian poet. Harlem Renaissance poet … that’s the art that influenced me,” Newman said.
On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger informed the passive community of Galveston, Texas, that President Abraham Lincoln had released the enslaved rebels two and a half years ago. increase. This date is called “Free Day” and “Liberation Day” and is now a federal holiday.
At the end of the final day of the camp, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer stopped by to help the children who participated and the volunteer staff who made it happen.
“This is a great and fun program, and nothing is better than having Lance Newman lead it. He’s a true Renaissance guy,” Fisher said.
Other ways to celebrate Juneteenth around Louisville are:
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June event in Louisville
Kentucky Black Festival
what: This festival focuses on connecting black families through events centered on community, health, family and education. Activities include gala, biking, parades and field days.
Where: Various places
when: From now until June 20th
For more information: kentuckyblackfestival.org.
- June 19: Juneteenth Unity Parade. Shawnee Park, 4501 W. Broadway (parade begins at 6:19 pm). There are dance teams, cartoon characters, sports cars and more.
- June 20: Juneteenth Fam Field Day. Algonquin Provincial Park, 1614 Cypress Park (5-8 pm). Activities include tug of war, kickball tournaments, and sack races.
Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration
what: In June 2020, Mayor Greg Fischer signed a presidential order recognizing June 19 as an official holiday for Louisville Metro government officials. This will come into effect this year. Come to celebrate with them.
Where: Louisville Waterfront Park, 231 Witherspoon Street (unless otherwise stated)
when: From now until June 20th
For more information: juneteenthlou.com
- June 19: Regain our African roots and promote futures. Learn how to partner with African Ancestry Inc and reconnect with African Roots using your family tree and DNA. In addition to shedding light on the past, we will invest in the future by offering university scholarships only to Shawnee Library patrons. .. Guest Speaker: Dr. Gina Paige, Co-Founder and President of African Ancestry Inc. Dr. Rick Kittles, co-founder and director of science at African Ancestry, Inc. Announced by Shawnee Friends of the Library. Online via Facebook at 10am: facebook @ shawneeFOTL. (Eventbrite.com); June 16th at Fourth Street Live. Since Juneteenth is both a memorial and a celebration, this event will feature live music from a variety of Louisville-based music. [musical and spoken word] Actions involving Victory Boyd. From 1 pm to 6 pm. This my little light screening. Online screening of a workshop on the new opera “This Little Light of Mine” about the life of voting activist Fanny Lou Hammer. Visit the Kentucky Opera YouTube page (6 pm) for free.Celebrate Juneteenth at Black Complex, Waterfront, 3 pm-9pm
- June 20: Virtual Worship Service (face-to-face), Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, 6800 S. Hurstbone Parkway or Live Stream, 1:00 pm
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Juneteenth’s past, present and future
what: (Un) Known project. Roots 101, Frazier Museum and Louisville Metro leverage public art installations and experience to racism and injustice. Juneteenth commemorates the unveiling of the first (unknown) project public art installation on the banks of the Ohio River. Poetry and performance walks in downtown Louisville and the COVID-19 vaccine site (10 am-5pm).
Where: Roots 101 African American Museum, 124 N. First St.
when: June 19th noon
For more information: unknownprojectky.com; Ideasxlab.com/unknown.
- From 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm: Listen to performances and poems by artists and young people from IDEASxLab such as Hannah Drake, Lamont Collins of Roots 101, Justice League LOU, Rheonna Thornton, Young Prodigys and Brandon Ragland.
- 12: 30-1: 30 pm: The Rourney InOur Footprints Walk, led by River City Drum Corps, walks from Roots 101 to the (Un) Known Project site on the waterfront from 9 to 10 days. The walk will pause at the Bell and Vaxason sites in Louisville for a performance. The “journey” from Roots 101 goes along the sidewalks and riverbanks.
- 1: 30-2 pm: In addition to the liquor ceremony led by Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye of Bridge Kids International, the dedication of the (Un) Known Project site with lead artists and partners.
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what: Celebrate Juneteenth shopping and learn at a black-owned company. Book fairs, cornholes, DJs, food trucks, etc.
Where: Coleman Preparatory Academy @ St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 2627 Crums Lane
when: June 19th, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
For more information: Free admission. eventbrite.com.
Contact the photographer Jeff Faughender (firstname.lastname@example.org).