Wildseeds and friends have been working hard to create a sacred space to honor Black and Brown children at the Exhibit Be art installation, a community-centered celebration of street art’s transformative energy and the largest street art exhibit in the U.S. South (located on the West Bank in Algiers!). For more information about the exhibit and for a sneak peek at the amazing art therein, please visit www.exhibitbe.com.
Wildseeds has a room in the exhibit where we’ve brought a number of Black feminist artists and visionaries together to shape and cultivate love work through art. We have been working hard all week, with much respect for the home/living room space we are transforming into an altar installation sanctuary in honor of the families that resided here and beyond. We wish to amplify and visibilize, as much as we can — based on the context we’ve been given and the objects we have gathered — the interior lives of these families, especially the children. This entire exhibit is in part about highlighting the lives of the folks who lived and currently live in this community. Wildseeds’ members and friends have been leaving notes, poems, and stories about our childhood communities and/or memories of housing insecurity, migration, and displacement in our altar room. You can check out photos from the site and see glimpses of us transforming our altar space at our Facebook here.
Please join us for the opening tomorrow!
Exhibit BE: A Prospect.3+ site
3010 Sandra Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
11AM – 4PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The festival celebration will feature murals, graffiti, site-specific sculpture, and other installations by local artists. Arts activities will include a panel discussion with artists, developers, and community activists; music; photo ops; food trucks; and much more. Open to all ages!