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Black Americana : A Black Woman Speaks (Regional Premiere)

Where We Stand: Black Artists in Southwest Michigan featured nine artists at various points in their careers, all living and working in western Michigan. The exhibit was co-curated by Denise Lisiecki, who directs the Kirk Newman Art School at the KIA, and Fari Nzinga, a post-doctoral curatorial fellow at the KIA and Kalamazoo College.

“Black Americana is a warped view of black identity,” says Pyron, “so I decided to remix it and say, ‘You know what? I am Black Americana, and that is not what I look like.’”