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International Art Exhibition

Juneteenth 2024
International Art Exhibition

June 1 - Dec 31, 2024

This exhibition commemorates Freedom Day! Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth," by the newly freed people in Texas.  

Artists of the world join in celebrating the enduring spirit of Juneteenth through their powerful artistic expressions. For nearly 160 years, Juneteenth has commemorated the end of slavery in the United States - a pivotal moment that represented the promise of freedom, human dignity, and equal rights for all. Its significance was further acknowledged when President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday in 2021, ensuring this day receives the national recognition it deserves.

On this canvas of history, artists create works that give vivid form to the struggles, resilience, and triumphs of the African American experience. They depict the indomitable will of enslaved ancestors who endured the injustice of bondage. Capture the indelible hope that burned in their hearts during the long march towards liberation. Convey the joyous, sacred moments when the chains finally fell away.

Together let our voices shed light on the ongoing quest for true equity that Juneteenth represents. Explore the distance yet to travel in eradicating systemic racism and fulfilling the democratic ideals of equality and justice. Challenge us to continue boldly forging a more compassionate and inclusive society.

Through colors, lines, textures, and all media interpretations, artists have the power to educate, unite, and inspire people across all borders and backgrounds. Cultural perspectives and creative visions to uplift the abiding message of Juneteenth are shared. Freedom is an unconquerable human right to be fervently defended and celebrated by all.

Join us as we share meaningful artwork that will stir souls, spark dialogue, and stand as an enduring testament to the human capacity for resilience, hope, and the unending pursuit of a better world.

Online Gallery Tour & Artists Talk Dates:

No. 1 Artist Talk & 3D Gallery Tour:  Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 4:00 PM Eastern

No. 2 Artist Talk & 3D Gallery Tour:  Friday, July 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern

No. 3 Artist Talk & 3D Gallery Tour:  Monday, August 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern

No. 4 Artist Talk & 3D Gallery Tour:  Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 4:00 PM Eastern

Background Image: Clement Bryant, A Juneteenth Celebration, oil, 36 x 48 in., 2021

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