Artist, educator, and New Orleans native Steve Prince (M.F.A. Michigan State University) will share his art and discuss issues confronting New Orleans and our nation in the continuing recovery from scars left by Hurricane Katrina. Situating his talk within New Orleans’ unique funerary traditions of the Dirge and the Second Line, Prince will discuss ways to find healing and restoration within African American cultural practices. Participants will embark on an American historical journey using the visual arts to grapple with deep moral and ethical dilemmas circulating around race, sex, power, and spirituality.
Represented by Eyekons Gallery (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and Stone Metal Press (San Antonio, Texas), Prince has shown his art internationally in various solo, group, and juried exhibitions, including the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia; the National Gallery of the Bahamas; the Museum of Cultural Arts Center in Santa Catarina, Brazil; the Grand Rapids Museum of Art; the Portsmouth Courthouse Museum; Hampton University Museum; the Museum of African American Culture in New Orleans; Xavier University of Louisiana Gallery; Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton; and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
Prince’s lecture is sponsored generously by The Office of the President, Department of English, Africana/Black Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of History, GOLD Leadership Education, Office of Residence Life, Director of Galleries, and Campus Auxiliary Services