The Delaware Contemporary presents an afternoon addressing multi-generational perspectives on how the arts bring people together to resolve the misunderstandings that divide society. The 1968: Recall & Respond Colloquium is part of the citywide Wilmington 1968 initiative and features local and regional panelists celebrating the major artistic and educational contributions of Percy Ricks, a pioneer art advocate and educator in Delaware. Recognizing a deficit in the representation of black artists, Percy Ricks founded the arts advocacy organization Aesthetic Dynamics, Inc. The panel will highlight diversity as an asset that provides inspiration for new cultural policies, preserves human dignity in times of unrest, and opens up the possibilities for tolerance, understanding, healing, and transformation.
Meet and hear from African-American leaders in the community, as well as scholars and artists. Colette Gaiter will provide the keynote address. Panelists include: Raye Jones Avery, Jamie Loper, Terrance Vann, with Dr. Julie McGee serving as moderator.
Silent auction of a painting by Wilmington artist Terrance Vann, a recent DDOA Individual Artist Fellowship recipient. All proceeds will support our arts education programming for underrepresented individuals and communities.