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2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Performance and Live Demonstration by Shani Crowe


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Performance and Live Demonstration by Shani Crowe

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Portrait of Shani Crowe by Kyle Lamere

Portrait of Shani Crowe by Kyle Lamere

Gallery admission is free beginning at 5:00 pm in association with Avenue for the Arts' Art.Downtown.

Join UICA for a performance by interdisciplinary artist, Shani Crowe. The interactive session will feature hair braiding with live model and soundscape artist Kiara Lanier, and dialogue with gallery guests.

Shani Crowe is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago's south side. She received her BFA in film production from Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications in 2011. Her work is centered on cultural coiffure and beauty ritual, as they relate to the diasporic African, and how these practices function as tools to foster connectivity. Her work has been featured in solo shows at Fountain Head Lofts and the Elee.Mosynary Gallery, and group exhibits at Columbia University, Barbara Sizemore Academy, and Sherwin Gallery, all in Chicago, IL.

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Artwork credits:

Image 1 and 2: Photography from Shani Crowe's Saint Heron presentation by Justin Hardiman

Image 3 and 5: BRAIDS, original artwork and photography by Shani Crowe

Image 4: Photography by Chelsey Carter

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: April 8
MEGA 2017
Later Event: April 18