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Truth & Healing Artist Showcase | "Keep the Faith" by Dr. Jason White

Presented by ArtsWave at Xavier University Art Gallery

Jul 15 2023
Truth & Healing Artist Showcase |

ArtsWave is pleased to present the third annual showcase of new works by 18 of the region’s leading Black and Brown artists.

Join us on Saturday, July 15 at Xavier University’s A.B. Cohen Center for “Keep the Faith,” a community musical by Dr. Jason White. This live event is part of the 2023 Truth & Healing Artist Showcase.

“Keep the Faith” is a new community musical about the history of the Black church from 1619 to now, inspired by Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ PBS mini-series “The Black Church.” According to Gates, “The foundation of the African American spiritual journey was formed out of fragments of faith that our ancestors brought to this continent.” Together with diverse members of the local Cincinnati community, Dr. Jason C. White (Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at Xavier University) and Terry Ridley (Music Director at New Life Temple Church) will facilitate a one-hour demonstration of the first act.

A brief Q&A will follow the performance.

ArtsWave’s Black and Brown Artist Program supports Black and Brown artists in the Cincinnati region who interpret the themes of our times. It is one way that ArtsWave works to increase the sustainability of organizations and artists that focus on the preservation and advancement of Black arts and culture. ArtsWave’s partnership with the City of Cincinnati, Duke Energy, Macy’s, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center make the program possible.


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