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McCallum & Tarry (b.1966/1963), Black is Beautiful from Challenger Fragments Wall, 2010, oil on linen and toner on silk, Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Charles W. Goodyear and Mrs. Georgia M.G. Forman Funds, by exchange, Gift of the Winfield Foundation, by exchange, Edmund Hayes Fund, by exchange and Charles W. Goodyear Fund, by exchange, 2011

McCallum & Tarry (b.1966/1963), Black is Beautiful from Challenger Fragments Wall, 2010, oil on linen and toner on silk, Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Charles W. Goodyear and Mrs. Georgia M.G. Forman Funds, by exchange, Gift of the Winfield Foundation, by exchange, Edmund Hayes Fund, by exchange and Charles W. Goodyear Fund, by exchange, 2011

Lecture / Discussion  |  Reclaiming our CommUNITY: Where are we now? Where are we going? With artist Jacqueline Tarry and Tamara McMillan

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6–7:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  


The event is part of Testify at the Center.

 

McCallum Tarry: Intersections explores the often-contradictory emotional spaces of history and place. Most importantly, the exhibition is Buffalo native Jacqueline Tarry’s creative perspective of growing up, separating and reconnecting with her East Side neighborhood. This program begins with a tour of McCallum Tarry: Intersections at 6 and the discussion begins at 6:30pm.

McMillan Empowerment Enterprise and the Burchfield Penney will present a memorable and engaging panel discussion with progressive thinkers committed to transforming our CommUNITY.  They will share heart-warming stories of growing up, how these experiences positively shaped their identities and why the ‘village’ has dramatically changed. Participants will join the dialogue and are invited to share their resources (time, talent and treasures) to help build a brighter future.

Panelists include:

Charles Burgin, Sr. – community activist and founder of Brother Man’s Progress. Burgin is committed to better the life chances of Black male youths through his advocacy of a mentoring partnership program.

Jacqueline Tarry – artist and part of the McCallum Tarry collaborative that exhibits globally, seeking to surface and discuss issues revolving around marginalized members of society.

Deidra Wright – Jericho Road partner development liaison. Wright is a human services professional who builds productive and dynamic relationships between people, resources and opportunities.

This program is free for Burchfield Penney members and a suggested donation of $10 for "not yet" members.