FILM SCREENING & ROUNDTABLE
DISCUSSION WITH ARTISTS
At the Lodge on Sat. Jan. 21, 2023 at 1 PM
Certain Party or Parties Unknown (CPPU) is a multi-media public art exhibition furthering community dialogue about racial justice in Montgomery County. As a member of Montgomery County’s Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) launched this project in support of Remembrance and Reconciliation Month and this time of reflection to better understand our full history.
AHCMC commissioned six regional artists to project temporary public art installations onto eight county sites in downtown Rockville on November 5 – 6, 2021. Experienced projection artist Robin Bell of Bell Visuals was the lead on this project who worked alongside these artists to develop their installations in this new form of digital artistic expression.
This social justice art exhibition brings awareness to the three African American men who were victims of racial terror lynchings in Montgomery County in the late 1880s: Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey, Mr. Sidney Randolph, and Mr. George Peck.
"The first screening takes place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13th at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room as part of the artist talk and closing ceremony for the Certain Party or Parties Unknown indoor gallery exhibition.
Three additional screenings will occur at the following locations:
BlackRock Center for the Arts | Saturday, January 14th
Odd Fellows Lodge in partnership with Sandy Spring Slave Museum | Saturday, January 21st
The Arts Barn | Friday, February 3rd
A roundtable discussion will follow each of the film screenings to further community dialogue and understanding".
Please use the link below to register. Space is available on a first-come basis.
Building Bridges - Sankofa
Partnering with the UCC RVC Naked Stylus Group: "To harness the experiences and expertise of members to tell our own stories, and share our other artistic passions. When we fail to write our own stories we become footnotes to an Oborɔnyi's "long tale"
Gyan-Johnson Arts Foundation
Celebrating the Gyan-Johnson Family Legacies: “…as a nation learns and is strengthened by its history, so a family learns and is strengthened by its understanding of preceding generations. ..."
"We needn't wait till we make millions selling multiple platinum albums to give back. We are committed to giving back now, no matter how small.“