Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Collins | August 5

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Sunday August 5 // 4-6 PM Opening Art Reception for the August featured artist Jill Anne The art reception is open to all and has a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds support 540WMain Learning Academy community programming $5 entry // open to all // noContinue reading “Opening Art Reception featuring Jill Anne Collins | August 5”

Performing Artist Spotlight | The Rebel Flower Bomb

We are pleased to spotlight The Rebel Flower Bomb our March Featured Performing Artist About The Rebel Flower Bomb The Rebel Flower Bomb is an unparalleled poetic force. She hails from Rochester, NY. Her words combine metaphoric magic with bold imagery. Her poems represent the collision of pain and beauty that she has courageously bledContinue reading “Performing Artist Spotlight | The Rebel Flower Bomb”

The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase | March 24 & 25

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase Saturday March 24 // 6-8 PM & Sunday March 25 // 5-7 PM     This two night intimate concert event features Rochester’s Rebel Flower Bomb & Ariana Highsmith together as The Garden Collective where spoken word poetry and piano combine to makeContinue reading “The Garden: A Music & Poetry Showcase | March 24 & 25”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald(13)

We are pleased to spotlight Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald in day thirteen of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald — are the first black painters to receive a presidential portrait commission from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Amy Sherald was born inContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald(13)”

Black History Didn’t Begin with Slavery: History We Never Learned | February 5

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: Black History Didn’t Begin w/Slavery: History We Never Learned Monday February 5 // 7-9 PM A candid and engaging discussion about the America history we never learned. This workshop is tailored to black and brown members of the community but everyone is welcome   LIKE TAG SHARE and bring aContinue reading “Black History Didn’t Begin with Slavery: History We Never Learned | February 5”