Opening Reception on May 5th 5 – 8PM
Abyssinian Meeting House, 75 Newbury Street, Portland, ME

Representing more than a decade of work, Daniel Minter’s “A Distant Holla” was created as a call and response to his present surroundings, with echoes and ripples that maintain contact with his origins. A Distant Holla resonates with the present moment, and serves as a reminder that the past is always with us. This work, consisting of paintings, sculptures and objects, is deeply spiritual and narratively symbolic.

A Distant Holla will be the anchor to a collection of works presented by other Black Artist Forum participants. Other art presented will include visual art, music, spoken word, and artistic performance.

As we are all trying to make space for ourselves in this current place, we constantly hear the call of our roots. In response, we scream at full capacity, hoping we can be heard, hoping we can connect across distance – distance not only as latitudes and longitudes, but also as time and mind.

A Distant Holla is long distance communication through art.

Featured Artists:

Daniel Minter
Elizabeth Jabar
Rafeal Clariot
Ebenezer Akapko
Titi de Baccarat
Derek Jackson

Opening Reception May 5th, 5-8pm featuring:

Michael Wingfield opens with Homage to African Mythology, inspiring words and drumming.
Samuel James. Blues guitar
Ahmad Kalari. Keyboard & bones

Food and refreshments provided by For Us, By Us – a flexible fund, created by local organizers Marena Blanchard and Samaa Abdurraqib, designed to support PoC-led initiatives and organizing in southern Maine.

SATURDAY, MAY 13 Printmaking workshop 1 PM–3 PM

FRIDAY, MAY 19 Musical performance by Oratorial Choral TIME TBD

PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH Portland Ovations Seeking Resonance Series

 Maine Crafts Association is a proud sponsor of A Distant Holla featuring MCA Members Ebenezer Akakpo and Titi de Baccarat