Paris Cian is a bodypoet. Her artistry is grounded in contemporary and interdisciplinary works, focused on community growth and restoration. She has recently received her BFA/BA in Dance from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. With New Orleans roots and raised in Los Angeles, Cian has studied throughout the United States and Europe. Her performative works are built in ethnographic research, storytelling, and healing. Her latest work is an exhibition, “7522 Becoming Ave,” addressing integrational trauma amongst black mothers and daughters, which premiered at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Spring 2018. Learn more:

Kelli Scates is a cinematographer/creative director from Inglewood, CA. Her work—spanning documentary, fashion, music and entertainment—is colorful and rhythmic. Scates draws inspiration from dreams, film, r&B music, her grandmothers’ sense of style, culture, spirit, and travel. She has been published/featured by Black Enterprise Magazine, HANNAH Magazine, HipHop DX, 21 Ninety, Pulse Films, amongst others. Committed to highlighting black culture, particularly of black women, Scates re-imagines commercial, editorial, and exhibition work that edifies us, for us, and by us. Learn More:

Saturday, August 3, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019