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Gantt Center discussion with artist Bayeté Ross Smith
Smith’s Question Bridge exhibit examines the black male experience
Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014
by Staff Reports

The Harvey B. Gantt Center and Compass Group North America have partnered to present The Question Bridge Blueprint Roundtable with Question Bridge artist Bayeté Ross Smith Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts.

“Question Bridge: Black Males” is a transmedia exhibition currently on display at the Gantt Center. It explores challenging issues within the black male community through the perspectives and viewpoints expressed by a cross section of American society with diverse geographic, economic, generational, educational and social backgrounds.

During the panel discussion, titled “Why didn’t you leave us a blueprint?” Question Bridge artist Bayeté Ross Smith hopes to spark a powerful conversation that will build bridges and dismantle communication boundaries between generations regarding education, work, family and community.

The event will be moderated by Joseph Butler, co-host of WGIV’s Start Something, and feature a panel of black men including:

·       No Limit Larry - WPEG’s "The Morning Madhouse" host

·       Reginald Bean - author and Director of Multicultural Marketing at Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

·       Javen Cannon - Myers Park High School Senior and Possibility Project Youth Leader

·       Juan Logan - artist and retired professor, UNC Chapel Hill

·       Gary McFadden - former CMPD detective

·       Adrian Sundiata - Dean of students at Crossroads Charter High School

·       Nick Wharton - President of Wharton and Wharton Associates

The event is free. Visit www.ganttcenter.org for more information.



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