July 12

A Community Discussion with Lavie Raven:  Urban Art in the Community

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.

7 p.m. Free. http://www.kentbellows..org

Presented by the Kent Bellows Studios, Brigitte McQueen, Director of The Union for Contemporary Art, will facilitate the discussion with Raven. Raven founded the University of Hip-Hop in Chicago, a multi-disciplinary approach to youth development that holistically engages academic skills, celebrates individual talents and artistic abilities, and empowers young people’s desires to bring positive change to society.  A panel with community leaders will follow, considering the meaning and impact of urban art and community. –Sally Deskins

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