I am looking forward to my conversation with Solomon and Lakaysha tomorrow evening. Feel free to join us; Register with the following link: http://bit.ly/AfroHawaiianFutures.
Repost from @popoloproject
Join us Sunday, February 20, 6pm HST for a virtual talk with artists Solomon Enos & Mark “Feijão” Milligan II to discuss the role that Indigenous & Afro-Futurist art plays in personal and social change.
Moderated by community member Lakaysha Lee-Hill, the artists will discuss their individual artistic processes as well as their thoughts on futurism, imagination, and transformation as vehicles for liberation.
Solomon Robert Nui Enos is a Native Hawaiian artist, illustrator, and visionary. Born and raised in Makaha Valley (O‘ahu, Hawai‘i), Solomon has been making art for more than 30 years in a wide variety of media including oil paintings, book illustrations, murals, and game design. A self-described “Possibilist” Solomon’s art expresses an informed aspirational vision of the world at its best via contemporary and traditional art that leans towards Sci-Fi and Fantasy. His work touches on themes like collective-consciousness, ancestry and identity, our relationship with our planet, and all through the lens of his experience as a person indigenous to Hawai’i.
Mark “Feijão” Milligan II was born on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and now lives with his family on Oʻahu. Milligan’s work demonstrates the formation of identity through influences of history, contemporary society and being, and through spirituality and imagination. It evokes the beauty and wonder of African diasporic cultures, drawing on the shared spiritual and musical practices, natural environments, hidden histories, and expansive futures.
Register for the Zoom link: http://bit.ly/AfroHawaiianFutures