Irrevocable Grace: Gallery Opening and Artist Talk with Jaleesa B. Maye

Talley Student Union at night

Art by Jaleesa B. MayeOn February 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the African American Cultural Center Art Gallery (Witherspoon Student Center, 2nd Floor), the AACC will host a reception and artist talk with the creator of the current featured exhibit, “Irrevocable Grace,” graphic artist, illustrator and photographer Jaleesa B. Maye of Durham, North Carolina.

The exhibit includes collages that incorporate historical photographs of African American women archived by the Library of Congress. While researching the project, Maye “slowly began to realize a commonality among the women depicted. Be it 1894 or 1956, all of the women seemed to possess a bold, unyielding grace.” The exhibit is free and open to the public now through May 15, 2015. See the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.