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SANKOFA: Linking Back for an Evolving Identity
Please join us for the opening reception of our upcoming exhibit for Connecticut artist – Michelle Thomas.
This event is free and open to the public.
Upon finishing her graduate studies in art education at Central Connecticut State University, Michelle Thomas seeks to showcase the breadth and scope of her research. This current body of work represents Thomas’ personal journey of looking back upon life, retracing historical events and individual experiences to glean knowledge of self. No matter how painful looking at our past is, there exists an extreme benefit to learning from mistakes and misfortunes to change the course of the future. The human story may, at times, be wrought with injustice, discontent and outright hatred yet our resilient spirit rises above and overcomes all obstacles. The artist’s mission is to encourage healing in this hurting world. As we journey back, we can reunite with spirit, taking us to the very source of existence where all knowledge and wisdom reside, manifesting the necessary energy to change the world and ourselves.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
This current body of work represents a personal journey of looking back upon life, retracing historical events and individual experiences to glean knowledge of self. The overall research towards the artist’s master thesis concludes the necessity of infusing the African descent community with images and stories of empowerment to create a climate of unity and love to become the standard for a lasting legacy.