On Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels will kick off the Insight Series by Locate Arts as the first speaker of the year.
Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels is the founder of We Buy Gold, a roving gallery presenting exhibitions, commissioned projects, and public events.She is also on the curatorial team of The Racial Imaginary Institute, which seeks to change the way we imagine race in the U.S. and internationally by lifting up and connecting the work of artists, writers, knowledge-producers and activists with audiences seeking thoughtful, innovative conversations and experiences. Joeonna was a founding Director of For Freedoms, the first artist-run Super PAC which uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape. She is also a Director at the Jack Shainman Gallery where she manages artists within the gallery roster including Hank Willis Thomas, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nina Chanel Abney and Meleko Mokgosi among others.
There will be a brief reception at 6:30 p.m. prior to Joeonna's talk at Lipscomb University on Monday, September 24. The reception and talk will be located in the Shamblin Theater.