It is no secret that the history we read in the textbooks, is not the whole one- or even a fraction of it. There are a plethora of black and brown peoples whose stories and input have been eradicated from the records, and placed by the wayside, but in painter Jules Arthur's latest series, the stories of creators past are not only recognized, but prioritized- brought to the surface and placed on a pedestal.
Before Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Diaz began his reading and Q&A at Gallery Josephine on Friday night, he called gallery co-owner Nyama Wingood to the floor to discuss the purpose of the fledgling art space. “We’re still a baby,” Ms. Wingood said. “We’re still figuring it out.” But by the time Mr. Diaz had finished his reading and passed the microphone to Grammy nominated artist John Forte, the foundation had been laid for a venue with a promising future of intimate performance and socially pertinent conversation.
Only a handful of people will have the opportunity to attend what is, arguably, the hippest event of the Vineyard summer season. On July 29, Gallery Josephine in Oak Bluffs will host a benefit cocktail party with performances by Pulitzer prizewinning author Junot Diaz and composer, producer, and recording artist John Forte.
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