Unapologetically Black

Friday, February 24 – Saturday, April 8, 2023

Reception: March 3rd, 6-8pm

Unapologetically Black consists of an exhibition, performances, community dialogue & film presentation and discussion, to express and represent the rich cultural heritage of Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas Black visual and performing artists. ​ Project partners include the Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center, Black Health Matters Initiative, as well as the Watsonville Film Festival, Black Kings of Santa Cruz, Black Girl Magic Santa Cruz, and Speak for Change Podcast. This show is open to 2-d and 3-d media and multimedia by artists in the Black Diaspora.

Mark your calendars for our First Friday reception on March 3rd, DJ Monk Earl from Afro Beats Santa Cruz will be playing live!

Artists in the exhibition:

  • Abi Mustapha
  • Asual Aswad
  • Bhavananda Lodkey
  • Chris “Moze” Mosley
  • Cyrus Howard
  • Deshaun Myles
  • Devi Pride
  • Dylyn Turner-Keener
  • Elijah Pfotenjauer
  • Gregory Speed
  • Jimi Evins
  • Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour
  • Madonna Camel
  • Naomi Wells-Sokumbi
  • Nikia Chaney
  • Rica De La Luz
  • Rick Bell
  • Yolanda Cotton Turner

If you’re interested in more Black History Month events visit the Santa Cruz Black events calendar here: https://sccbhm.my.canva.site/sb