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Experience Greater Miami & Miami Beach through the lens of the Black artists whose work has been a critical driver of the destination’s ongoing creative explosion. Learn about the artists, check out their work, discover their stories, and get a new perspective on Miami’s vibrant cultural landscape. Find events, explore timely topics and get involved with this exciting movement.

Art of Black Miami Podcast

The Art of Black Miami Podcast Series organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau highlights and introduces the stories of emerging and experienced artists who make Miami an exciting place to live and visit. Meet Miami-based artists as they share their unique experiences and artistic expression influenced by Miami’s cultural landscape, rich heritage and mosaic neighborhoods.

Art of Black Miami Podcast with Loni Johnson

Art of Black Miami Podcast with Loni Johnson

"Remnants"
by Loni Johnson

 

Loni Johnson is a multi-disciplinary visual artist born and raised in Miami. An artist, educator, mother, and activist, she honors the support she received as a young artist by giving back— nurturing her communities and bettering the world with her creativity.

Johnson’s practice focuses on transforming spaces and situations that have been historically inaccessible to black people and their communities. In 2021, at Locust Projects, Miami, Johnson presented Remnants, a healing space for black women designed to reconnect and reactivate ancestral memory. In the same year, Johnson co-founded Miami Melanated Arts, a collective of black artists centered on forging effective and impactful arts eco-systems in South Florida. Miami’s Oolite Arts recognized the importance of Johnson’s activism with The Ellies 2021 Social Justice Award. The artist will introduce Miami and her practice to Norway in a 2022 Heat Exchange residency organized through Bas Fisher Invitational.

Host: Rosie Gordon-Wallace
Producer: Fresh Art International | Sound Design/Editing: Anamnesis Audio
Special Audio Feature: Juan L Martos, for Loni Johnson, “Crossroads” performance, 2021, courtesy of Loni Johnson
Related Links: @lonijae305, Locust Projects, Oolite Arts Social Justice Award, Bas Fisher Invitational Heat Exchange

 

 

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