Join ArtsWave at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Memorial Hall to learn about the 27 artists that comprise the Truth and Reconciliation Artist Showcase.
About the Truth and Reconciliation Artist Showcase
The Truth and Reconciliation Artist Showcase is a set of commissions made by ArtsWave, the region’s engine for the arts, in partnership with the City of Cincinnati. Through the lens of 27 local Black and Brown artists, this ambitious set of works provide an array of perspectives on the complexities that accompany these two virtuous and powerful words.
The Artist Showcase has three components to it: an art exhibition (held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center); a set of film shorts (premiering at the Harriet Tubman Theater at NURFC); and a concert featuring various performances (at Memorial Hall). Artists’ works have been designed to incorporate community collaborations which bring to life the complexities that accompany the themes of “truth” and “reconciliation."
Support for the project – a set of grants that were funded in late 2021 – comes from the City of Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Duke Energy, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and ArtsWave’s Arts Vibrancy Recovery Fund. Artist selection through a competitive, community-based selection process, was chaired by Toilynn O’Neal Turner, founder of The ROMAC, the Robert O’Neal Multicultural Arts Center.