Spotlight: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

by South Jersey Magazine | Mar 14, 2021
Spotlight: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance
Medford Arts Center’s United Through Arts program is hosting its first exhibit called “Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance.” Currently there are about 30 pieces ranging from poetry, music and visual arts. Social injustice is what brought this creation to life.
 
“It all really started with the killing of George Floyd and looking at the social injustice that we have been watching in our lifetime,” says Lesha Moore, executive director of the Medford Arts Center.
 
The program aims to help create cultural awareness as well as offer some insight to how various black artists have influenced American culture. People from around Medford and across the state—including someone from Nigeria—submitted work for the exhibit.
 
“Black artists have been completely underrepresented. Those amazing artists had such a powerful influence on how we all experience music, poetry and the visual arts today and we have them to thank for a lot of this,” says Moore. “There’s so many things to cover that we couldn’t. We have years-worth of material.
 
 

Click here to subscribe to the free digital editions of South Jersey Magazine.

To read the digital edition of South Jersey Magazine
click here.

Published and copyrighted in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 17, Issue 11 (February 2021).


For more info on South Jersey Magazine
click here.
To subscribe to South Jersey Magazine
click here.
To advertise in South Jersey Magazine
click here.


Author: South Jersey Magazine

Archives


Power 50

Cryptocurrency: Seeing Through the Hype

(Almost) Business as Usual

Putting the Success in Succession

Phillies' Realmuto is heating up

SJ pitcher is 37th pick in MLB draft

Mainland grad fully enjoys MLB draft

Millville’s Kenndy moving up the minor league ladder

Phillies not in a bad position at the All-Star break

Memorable season for Bishop Eustace baseball

TOP DENTISTS 2021

Another distinguished award for Rowan baseball program

Help Wanted

A TALE OF THREE WEDDINGS

Who's Who in Health Care


More...