Art Talk: Black Women as Subjects in Fine Art & Public Art Initiatives, with Monben Mayon, Danielle Mastrion & Jalese Ayana
Join Monben Mayon, 2022 Myers Foundations’ Art Awardee, for an art talk with multimedia artists Danielle Mastrion and Jalese Ayana. Danielle Mastrion is the NYC-based mural artist who created the colorful Shirley Chisholm mural for Shirley Chisholm State Park, located in southeastern Brooklyn. Jalese (Leesy) Ayana, owner and content creator of Nonchalance Studios, is a photographer whose work has been featured in Complex Magazine and Sports Illustrated. Together, the three artists will discuss the importance, difficulties, and joys of representing Black women as subjects in fine art and public art initiatives.
This art talk is the first of two for Peacing Shirley, a mixed media installation by Monben Mayon which is currently on display in the Kasser Family Exhibition Space at the Gottesman Libraries. The installation is accompanied by the Everett Cafe book display, Representations of Black Women in Twentieth Century United States and Beyond, also curated by Monben in collaboration with Trisha Barton, Lead Designer at Gottesman.
RSVP by Friday, November 4th, with your interest and details, and we will share a Zoom link to the talk.
Poster Image: Self Portrait, by Monben, Courtesy of the Artist