Shaker Heights – June 4, 2018. Donald Black Jr., whose photographs explore the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood (adjacent to Shaker Heights), which he calls “the gunshot side of Shaker,” shares images from his series A Day No One Will Remember in an exhibition at the Shaker Community Gallery, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 .The exhibit opens on July 11 with an event from 6-9 pm.
Black has made a specific commitment to create in and with the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. He photographs this neighborhood and the people around him to create striking and bold images of black children in their daily lives. He refers to this exploration as an insider’s perspective. “They remind me of me,” says Black. “These are the people that I want to live forever. These are the missing images in the worldwide database of photo history.”
“Art is a bridge to understanding,” says SCG co-founder Leslye Arian. “If we allow ourselves, art opens us to see and feel more clearly the difference between insider and outsider perspectives of living a life.”
A resident of Shaker Heights, the highly acclaimed Black has exhibited his photography at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland and his murals are visible at five locations in Cleveland including on two walls of the Harvey Rice Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.
Community Conversations about A Day No One Will Remember on Wednesdays @7pm
- August 7, Ali McClain, poet, educator, consultant and youth advocate, performs from her writings and poetry.
- August 22, Missing Images in the Bible with Rev. Peter Faass, Rector, Christ Episcopal Church
A Day No One Will Remember continues through September 8. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturdays from 12-4pm or by appointment. Contact Leslye Arian at 216-926-8842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Shaker Community Gallery
SCG is a venue for artists of Northeast Ohio to showcase their work, engage the community through ideals of creative place making, and to bring people together to inspire and to be inspired. SCG is enormously grateful for the support provided by the pastor and congregation of Christ Episcopal Church