WiseXpressions Dance Studio perform at the 2017 event. Photo by Shannon Williams.
Currently in its 11th year, the “Visions of MLK Art Exhibition” honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by challenging creative teams to combine poetic words with visual artwork. Organized by Montu Miller, this year’s theme is “Time to Do What’s Right.” Youth members of the Pinewoods neighborhood will display a collaborative project inspired by Faith Ringgold, an African-American artist who painted portraits and scenes onto quilts as a form of storytelling. Additionally, “Connect,” an exhibition of artwork by over 400 local children, will be on view for its final day. Following an hourlong hands-on art project for children, a Saturday Celebration will feature performances by step teams, poetry readings, music and dance.
The annual "Visions of MLK Art Exhibition" is a collaborative effort. This year's theme is "Peaceful Resistance: Letter(s) From a Birmingham Jail." The Saturday Celebration features live performances, food, guest speakers and activities. See Story on p. 10.