McGuffey Arts Exhibit Partners with Station in South Africa
Updated: Sep 24, 2021
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, DAVINCI) - The McGuffey Arts Center is a haven for the arts in Charlottesville. The Center holds monthly events, including exhibitions, performances, and annual classes. An ongoing show from last month, “Arts Beyond the Streets”, is a collaboration with The Black Power Station. The show involves visual art, music, and dancing. In collaboration with The Black Power Center, the show aims to connect two communities, 8,000 miles apart, from Charlottesville Virginia and Makhanda, South Africa. The Black Power Station, in Makhanda, the liberated space emerging in the community, provides a free place for people to express themselves through creativity. The Black Power Station is seeking to further build their community and broaden the forms of expression they provide.
The first event on February 7th was the opening of the exhibition, featuring the work of Andiswa Rabeshu, a self-taught visual artist and poet from Makhanda. Her work brings attention to rampant issues across the world, such as gender inequality, poverty, and identity.
The subsequent events included a celebration of black history month and a free performance of music and dance, with local artists Lillie Williams and Chihamba collaborating with Black Power Statin artists, Xolile (‘X’) Madinda and Andiswa (‘Bliss’) Rabeshu.