It is an honor to present a few pieces of art in a faculty-curated exhibit inviting attention to how we breathe through events occurring in today’s world and in our own lives. If time permits, please join us tomorrow at noon for one hour in the University of Alabama Ferguson Center Art Gallery.
One of the pieces I’m contributing has special meaning for me as it pays homage to my current research on Miami, FL, my hometown, but also to the people of African descent who migrated there between the late nineteenth century.
That the exhibit is occurring on the one year anniversary of my late grandmother’s death adds even more meaning. She joined many African Americans from the Deep South who rather than migrating north, migrated farther South to Florida during the postwar period. She birthed my mother who is facing health challenges. I balance concern for her alongside the work before me.
John Beeler, Professor of History, will spin records during the exhibit, which will also feature a drawing from a cherished, humorous colleague and a digital piece featuring a yet another colleague demonstrating how he prepares to walk his dog. No matter what you do to recenter, do it.