February 1 – 28, 2023

In the Special Exhibitions Gallery at Sedona Arts Center

Vision & Sound creates an educational experience and environment that broadens the understanding and appreciation of African American art, music, film, and literary works for multigenerational and multicultural audiences. We strive to build supportive relationships to encourage cultural equity throughout Arizona and beyond – recognizing that professional American artists of African descent are too often overlooked.

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Monday, February 27, 2023 | Vision & Sound Symposium

Understanding Culture and Race Through the Arts

Vision & Sound: An African American Experience
2023 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Presented by Sedona Arts Center
in partnership with the
ASU Center for the Study of Race & Democracy

EXHIBITION DATES:

Sedona – February 1–28, 2023
Goodyear – January 31–March 31, 2023
Online Gallery – January 31–March 31, 2023

EVENTS:

February 1, 2023
Celebrate Sedona – 4-6PM

FREE Performance by: Simply Renee
Food Truck: Not Your Routine Poutine
Artist Opening with Vision & Sound artists in attendance
Artist Demonstrations
Location: Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, AZ

Celebrate Sedona is a casual, fun way to celebrate the arts in Sedona. Often called “a party in our parking lot” we feature a band, artist demonstrations, special exhibits, food truck, and beer & wine for sale.

February 4, 2023
Artist Lecture: Stephen Marc – 10am

Location: Glendale Public Library: 5959 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302

Stephen Marc is a documentary/street photographer and digital montage artist whose work, as an African American, collectively addresses who we are as Americans. His recent book of photographs: American/True Colors is an homage, update, and critique of the numerous seminal American survey projects including most notably The Americans by Robert Frank and American Photographs by Walker Evans. Marc’s upcoming book: Street Cat Tales and Tangled Times will overlap and expand on his overview of America, containing both “street story” digital montages (that began in 2019) and photographs of political activism, cultural gatherings, and everyday life that explore what has proved to be a pivotal and polarized time in this country’s history.

February 5, 2023
A Vision & Sound Celebration – 1-4PM

Performance by: Don Williams & Company
Artist Demonstrations & Workshop
Food Trucks
Vision & Sound artists in attendance to discuss their work.
Location: Goodyear Civic Square, 1900 N. Civic Square, Goodyear, AZ 85395

February 6, 2023
Artist Lecture: Aaron Allen – 6:00pm

Location: Glendale Public Library: 5959 W Brown St, Glendale, AZ 85302

Aaron Allen is a mixed-media artist, painter, and muralist whose work focuses on creative , vibrant portraits, figurative subjects, graffiti-based work, and collage, often with abstract and surrealist elements.  Allen primarily uses acrylics, oils, and spray paint on a variety of surfaces conveying deep, emotional, soulful work.

February 27, 2023
Vision & Sound Symposium

Understanding Culture and Race
Through The Arts

In-person at Sedona Arts Center (free registration required)
& Streaming LIVE right here on VisionandSound.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE

Location: Sedona Arts Center

Symposium Schedule:

9:00 am
Registration & Certification Check-In
10:00 – 10:30 am
Welcome
10:30 – 11:45 am
Roundtable Conversation with Vision & Sound 2023 Artists
Moderated by Julie Richard and Lois Brown, Ph.D.
11:45am – 1:00 pm
Lunch – Provided
1:00 – 2:30 pm : Workshop
Race, Culture, History and the Work of Art
Lois Brown, Ph.D.
2:30 – 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Keynote: L’Merchie Frazier
3:45 – 4:15 pm
Reflection & Calls To Action
4:15 – 5:30 pm
Reception

February 28, 2023

Vision & Sound Closing Wrap-Up

(FREE – Online Presentation)

Vision & Sound is Sponsored by:
AZ Office of Tourism
ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas
Kling Family Foundation
City of Goodyear
City of Glendale

 

 

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2022 Vision & Sound Closing Event

Virtual- Closing Event ASU Center for the Study of Race & Democracy Featuring Dr. Lois Brown, Director of the ASU Center for Race & Democracy and Dr Joel Martin, Triadwest Inc and the participating artists in Vision & Sound: An African American Experience 2022.  

Vision and Sound: An African American Experience is sponsored by

Our Partners

Sponsored by:
AZ Office of Tourism
ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Kling Family Foundation
City of Goodyear
City of Glendale

Sedona Arts Center

Goodyear Civic Square

Glendale Public Library