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No Reason for Celebration, a new film by Sav Rodgers

Sav Rodgers, No Reason for Celebration, 2020; Archival footage documentary, Time: 10:30; Courtesy of the artist. Sav Rodgers premieres his new film, No Reason for Celebration, as part of the reflect / project exhibition at Mid-America Arts Alliance. No Reason for Celebration is both call to action and historical documentation of the...
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Interchange Artist Grant – Info Session

Interchange Artist Grant announces Info Session! Join us for this information session to learn more about the grant, eligibility, and application process on June 23, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to register! Application deadline for the 2021-2022 grant cycle is July 5, 2021. Interchange will support sixteen artists with...
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St. Louis Story Stitchers Present WADE

The reflect / project exhibition for June is from the Saint Louis Story Stitchers. Their work WADE (2020), is on view through July 1. A work from the multi-year project titled, The WHY of MY City. The WHY of MY City captures and documents black history through written word and art and gives audiences insight...
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Brian Ellison presents UnMASKulinity

As part of the reflect / project exhibition, Artist Brian Ellison of Houston, Texas, presents UnMASKunlinity, which explores the complexity of African American masculinity by documenting the daily lives of the Black experience and same-gender loving comradery, simultaneously creating safe spaces for Black men to engage in this dialogue. Brian Ellison...
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Renews Interchange Artist Grant

 Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to announce the renewal ofInterchange, a program created to strengthen communities and individual artists within the M-AAA region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation granted $500,000 to M-AAA to fund this second iteration of Interchange, after an...
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Xochitl Rodriguez presents Grown Without Water

reflect / project returns this Spring with a new work by Xochitl Rodriguez (El Paso). Rodriguez presents her film, Grown Without Water, a collective video/oral history project that explores how the US/México border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez marks and defines perseverance on a twenty-first-century border. Confronting tragedy and magic...
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reflect / project Announces Artists for Upcoming Season of Exhibition Series

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to present the final lineup of outstanding artists for the reflect / project series. Artists Xochitl Rodriguez, Brian Ellison, Sav Rodgers, and the Saint Louis Story Stitchers were selected from a competitive pool of applicants from across the six-state M-AAA region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma,...
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Virginia Grise presents Soñar es luchar

reflect / project presents Soñar es luchar, a new work from artist Virginia Grise and features supplementary works by artists Victor I. Cazares and Joe Jimenez in her exhibition. Soñar es luchar (Dreaming is Fighting) is a lucid dream about wild fires, urban rebellions, and the longing to fly, from a...
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