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    Chroma Zone Artist Talk: Girl Raised in Detroit - the Art of Sydney G. James

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    Discover the work of 2023 Chroma Zone muralist Sydney G. James, a proud Detroit native and co-founder of the biannual BLKOUT Walls street mural festival in Detroit during this hour-long conversation at women-owned Urban Growler Brewing Company on Friday, July 14 from 7:00 - 8:00PM. Facilitated by Forecast board member Maia Maiden

    Come early to enjoy great food and drink, and a chance to socialize before the talk. Doors to the Barrel room open at 6:15.

    Primarily known for large murals, Sydney’s work explores themes of the racial and gender positioning of the Black woman in America as “last” or “least among others” in society. Her portraits and murals seek to reposition this narrative of the Black woman’s visibility and importance bringing them to the forefront of the conversation.

    More about the artist at and @sydneygjames.

    Be sure to check out Sydney’s work as she transforms the West wall of 602 Prior Avenue North for Chroma Zone the week of July 10.

    Forecast Public Art is a proud founding partner on the creation of this festival and serves as an ongoing Creative Consultant to the Creative Enterprise Zone. As a facilitator of the artist selection, Forecast provided the CEZ with a list of pre-qualified artists.

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