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Thu, Jul 11

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SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER: Crystal Miller

Follow along on our Instagram page to learn more about Crystal Miller, our July 2024 Artist in Residence.

SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER: Crystal Miller
SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER: Crystal Miller

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

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About the event

Spend the day online with Crystal Miller, learning more about her artistic process! Online: Instagram

Crystal Miller

Exhibition: Queens & Shiny Things

August 28 - October 5, 2024

Crystal Miller, an interdisciplinary mixed-media artist, currently resides and works in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds an Associate degree in Graphic Design and completed her BFA in Painting and SEM (Sculpture and Expanded Media) at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2023. Her artistic endeavors, spanning paintings and sculptures, center around the exploration of Afrofuturism, utilizing unconventional materials such as beads, glitter, rhinestones, and foam. Originating in the '90s, Afrofuturism rejects Eurocentric norms, weaving together African traditions and fantasy to resurrect erased Black ancestry.

Looking ahead, Crystal plans to delve deeper into Afrofuturist narratives, both historical and contemporary, seeking a comprehensive understanding of this movement. Her exploration aims to illuminate how Afrofuturism fuses African traditions, futuristic elements, and speculative fiction, creating a distinctive lens through which to perceive the Black experience.

Crystal articulates her vision, stating, "I envision a world that fully embraces me for who I am, offering not only uplift but also protection for the lives of Black individuals. A world where my Black sisters can thrive. This collective dream propels me to create art, with the hope that one day, it will manifest into our reality."

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