Arts in Activism: Photography and Police Reform~ Panel Discussion Presented by En Foco + Blue Sky

PANEL DISCUSSION
Arts in Activism: Photography and Police Reform
Jon Henry and Adilka Pimentel
moderated by Alicia Grullon
Presented by En Foco in collaboration with Blue Sky Gallery
Friday, March 26, 2021, 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern on Zoom. REGISTER HERE.
En Foco and Blue Sky are pleased to announce the upcoming panel discussion featuring 2020 En Foco Photography Fellow Jon Henry, and works from his current exhibition, Stranger Fruit at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland. Stranger Fruit, engages with the visual language of the Pieta, illustrating the fear among Black mothers, losing their sons to police-involved violence. The panel will focus on the images presented by Jon Henry, in conversation with Adilka Pimental, activist, poet, and Lead Organizer with Make the Road NY, specializing in Police Reform actions and policy and moderated by artist/activist Alicia Grullon, highlighting the intersections of art and activism, the lasting generational effects of broken windows policing, using Henry’s images as a vehicle for discussion. Stranger Fruit is on view February 4-March 27, 2021, by appointment, and available online at blueskygallery.org./appointments
Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text, from Queens NY, now residing in Brooklyn. His work reflects on family, socio-political issues, grief, trauma and healing within the African American community. His work has been published both nationally and internationally and exhibited in numerous galleries including Aperture Foundation, Smack Mellon, and BRIC among others.
Alicia Grullón is from and based in New York City. Grullón’s works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions including The 8th Floor, Bronx Museum of the Arts, BRIC House for Arts and Media, School of Visual Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Columbia University, Socrates Sculpture Park, Performa 11, Old Stone House and Art in Odd Places.
Adilka Pimentel is a Black Latinx Queer Organizer who was born in the Dominican Republic, immigrated to the U.S. in 1991 and grew up in Brooklyn. She has been involved in community organizing and advancing public policy in New York State for the last 18 years

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