Lance “Mr. SpreadLove” Newman will guide middle and high school students in a poetic reflection meant to engage this poignant exhibit, Ebony G. Patterson …while the dew is still on the roses…. Using poetry, participants will create a conversation around the themes presented by Patterson’s work. Themes ranging from religion and violence to femininity and identity will be explored through the written word.
Ebony Patterson’s work is unapologetically focused on black bodies and their aesthetic representation around the global. This focus is often a difficult talking point in everyday society and as Louisville finds itself atop of the most segregated cities in the nation, we find a need to have these hard conversations by different means. Ebony G. Patterson …while the dew is still on the roses… inspires this conversation visually, and with this program, we will attempt to aspire, verbally.