Saturday, June 10, 6 - 9 p.m.
Closing Ceremony for the #DisDatCultcha exhibition in the Nook, a gallery space created through a partnership between the Koger Center for the Arts and The Jasper Project. For more information about Jasper's other gallery spaces throughout Columbia, visit their website.
The original art of Cedric Umoja and Jarrett Jenkins will be available for sale. There will also be a live performance by Quelle the Prophet, and MIDIMarcum will be spinning a classic hip-hop set. Light refreshments will be provided by the MIDIKitchen, and Hip Hop Family Day will be making a highly anticipated announcement! The reception is free and open to the public.
Cedric Umoja is a Columbia based multidisciplinary artist who seeks to enact alchemical change through the use of letter forms, found materials and archetypal totems. Umoja brings ancient and future in his drawings, paintings, murals, sculptures, film, installation work and performance. His influences include Dondi White, Betye Saar, Max Beckmann, Rammellezee, Sun Ra and Jack Whitten. Umoja attended the Art Institute of Atlanta, and later apprenticed under Yale MFA and veteran fine artist Tony Cacalano. Umoja's work features elements of Post Graffiti, Post Expressionism, Afro Surrealism, Modern and African art.
Jarrett "Leftyunz" Jenkins was born and raised in Columbia. His art is largely focused on majestic depictions of black people, reimagining subjects from popular culture, and sociopolitical commentary on current events. Jenkins discovered his passion at a young age and over the years his talent has found expression through pencil and paper, paint and canvas, and tattoo ink and skin. He draws inspiration from Hip Hop culture, comics, cartoons, various spiritual paths and random trivia. Most recently, Jenkins has taken up the study and application of calligraphy, and also launched a clothing and art brand called Vandllz.