March 8, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Barnett Center Collaboratory
Room 141 Sullivant Hall, 1813 North High Street
Columbus OH 43210
Mural Project led by Amana Harris
Visual artist Amana Harris and Comic Artists Michael Watson and Victor Dandridge come together at the intersection of independent artistry, media industry, education and activism for an engaging presentation and discussion on issues of social justice and diversity in the graphics industry and in our society. Curated by Christopher Jeansonne, Artists will discuss some of there many powerful works and will have items for sale at the event. Food provided. Attendance is free and open to the public. RSVP here
Meet the Artists
Associate Director, Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Diversity Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies, California College of the Arts
Amana is a leading figure in the world of community arts, respected arts education advocate and author. Amana serves at the Associate Director of the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. in West Oakland and is founder of ArtEsteeem, an award winning program serving “as a vital force to creatively galvanize the resources to provide arts integrated curriculum with a focus on social jsutice and self-development…” (California College of the Arts). Her major projects include Self as Super Hero: Handbook on the Creation of the Life-Size Self Portrait, The Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project, and the ArtEsteem Annual Art Exhibtion.
Michael Watson is a veteran independent comics creator and entrepreneur who is trying to fill the void of strong black heroes in the medium. His latest superhero narrative HotShot, currently being released through Legacy Rising Publishing, is set in various neighborhoods around Columbus, Ohio.
Victor Dandridge is the creator/owner of the Vantage: Inhouse Productions comics imprint, as well as an educator. He is best known for his comic narratives The Samaritan and Origins Unknown, and his U Cre-8 line of educational comics and products seeks to establish a bridge between creativity and literacy fundamentals.
Co-Sponsored By: The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library, and Popular Culture Studies Program
This event is a part of the national 2017 Will Eisner Week Celebration