We invite you to join us for our Second Thursdays free, open to all, monthly celebratory event during which we welcome you to see our exhibition, Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension. Join us on this Second Thursday for an evening of celebration, socializing, and programming designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists.
FOOD TRUCK: Afrodisiac
Free And Open To All
Galleries on View- 5:30-9pm
Immerse yourself in our visual art exhibition, Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension, a demonstration of formal innovation and social liberation across two floors of the CAC.
Own Your Narrative: A Spoken Word Poetry Event - 6:00-7:00pm, Atrium
Join us for a space-ship happy hour and spoken word poetry performances produced by Outspoken featuring talented artists May Royal (Founder of Outspoken), Arriel Hollingsworth "Ase" (SUNO Student), Alton (Suno Student), Choice Bolton, Icon the Poet, B Blunt, Trojuan, and Rutina Wesley from Queen Sugar!
Leyla McCalla Sneak Peak Performance- 7:15 Theater
Acclaimed Haitian-American musician Leyla McCalla will offer a 15-minute solo preview from her upcoming performance, Breaking The Thermometer (To Hide the Fever)- showing at the CAC in Fall 2020. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty.
Making Safe Spaces – 7:30pm-8:30pm, Theater
This Thursday at 7:30 in our theater, in coordination with our exhibition Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension, we will host a time-sensitive conversation Making Safe Spaces about power, presence, and policy in women’s reproductive healthcare in New Orleans. Petrice Sams-Abiodun (Vice President of Strategic Partnerships –Louisiana, Planned Parenthood), Ashley Hill (Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator, Birthmark Doulas), Esther DeJong (Midwife), and Lakeesha J. Harris (Director of Reproductive Justice and Health, Women With A Vision) will hold a conversation, moderated by Andrea Andersson (The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center) about women’s agency in their reproductive healthcare choices.