Northside's Studeō PAR to Host Juneteenth Eve Celebration

Juneteenth Eve will also act as the closing reception for the art collective Ile Omi: House of Water.

Jun 17, 2024 at 2:09 pm
Juneteenth Eve
Juneteenth Eve Photo: Provided by Cincy Nice/Studeō PAR

There’s a party in Northside Tuesday night to celebrate both art and freedom.

Cincy Nice, a collective that focuses on bringing the community together and co-producers of BLINK 2024, and nonprofit fine arts organization PAR Projects are teaming up to host Juneteenth Eve at The Gallery at Studeō PAR on June 18. The event will celebrate Juneteenth — a holiday in the African American community that commemorates the end of legal slavery in the United States — as well as act as the closing reception of the art collective Ile Omi: House of Water.

Ile Omi: House of Water is an immersive video installation by artist Mz. Icar that was inspired by intersectional African Diasporic culture and West African culture, as well as “chronophysics,” a field of physics that focuses on the concept of time and time travel. Learn more about the exhibit here.

Juneteenth Eve starts with a cookout at 6:30 p.m. Mz. Icar will be there at 7 p.m. to host a discussion about their exhibit and artistic practice. Open Source Cinema will also be screening William Greaves' 1968 experimental documentary, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, at 7 p.m. inside The Quad community room at Studeō PAR.

Following the discussion and screening, there will be a party with live music and a pop-up projection piece in the courtyard from 8:30-10:30 p.m. The event is free to attend, but you are asked to RSVP on Eventbrite.

Studeō PAR, 1646 Hoffner St., Northside. More info:

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