Partnering with the Black Union of Kent County, Washington College Chesapeake Heartland project, and oral historian Lani Seikaly, RiverArts received grant funds from the Hedgelawn Foundation to design, print, mount and develop a traveling exhibition of fifty 20x30” posters of images and quotes from Black Kent Countians.
Entitled “People Worth Knowing,” the collective posters give voice to the African American experience in Kent County and share their perspectives on what life was and is like for them here. The quoted stories are excerpts from the over fifty interviews Seikaly conducted in the past decade with African Americans growing up or currently living in Kent County, as well as another twenty interviews conducted by the Starr Center in their oral history projects.
Announcing a Salon Field Trip: Bring a chair and gather around Chestertown's newest mural, El Trompo, for a conversation with the folks who made it happen. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
And, come see Dog Days, a new exhibition in the RiverArts Gallery, on show from August 6 - 29. Click here for more information.