Big Ideas: Derrais Carter
Big Ideas: Black Vitality—Life, Listening, and The Sugar Shack with Derrais Carter
This Big Ideas in Art + Culture talk with artist Derrais Carter is a collective listening session masquerading as a lecture. Pairing musical selections from the Black Revelry Quiet Storm radio show with close readings of Ernie Barnes’ painting The Sugar Shack, we’ll ask what happens when we use the painting to narrate Black life. Derrais (sounds like Paris) Carter is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Carter will be discussing Black Revelry: In Honor of The Sugar Shack (If I Can’t Dance, 2022), an artist book and creative suite celebrating The Sugar Shack. The book will be available for sale.
Doors at 7pm
Lecture/listening party: Derrais Carter, 7:30pm
Music: Joni NehRita 8:30pm
Reception to follow, catered by Community FEWD
Guelph-based, Jamaican-Canadian musician Joni NehRita invites listeners to feel, move and think more with her gift for writing catchy melodies dressed in jazzy chords ready to hit the beach—south of the border, of course! This knack for sun-drenched melodies and infectious grooves help her message of equity, social change and the cultivation of compassion to be received like a cool drink on a sweltering day.