VantaBlack: Say Their Names - A Public Art Memorial Project

VantaBlack: Say Their Names - A Public Art Memorial Project

Now - Mar 31, 2021

Chire Regans, aka VantaBlack, will present Say Their Names: A Public Art Memorial Project, a large-scale mural on the western facade of the Bakehouse Art Complex building along NW 6th Avenue. This public memorial recognizes over 250 lives that have been lost due to gun violence, police violence, hate crimes, gender violence, and domestic violence. The wall will serve as a site for collective mourning and loss as well as a public archive for the ongoing work that the artist is doing to honor victims of systemic racism and societal injustice.

About the artist

Chire Regans, aka VantaBlack, a proud mother, visual artist, truth-teller, and community advocate. was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, and relocated to Miami in the late 1980s. After graduating from Florida A&M University, Chire's artistic practice focused primarily on portraiture. As societal issues began to weigh heavily on her conscience, the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement pushed Chire's art in the direction of social awareness and change. Chire serves on the Community Relations Board's Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Committee works as a Teaching Artist at the Perez Art Museum Miami, and is the Fall 2020 Artist-in-Residence with the Community Justice Project.

 

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