America generated two great art movements: jazz and abstract expressionism. Both celebrated the transcendent individual. Musicians like George Clinton and James Brown developed a subversive sound grounded in community – funk. The works of many contemporary African American craft artists do the same.
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is pleased to present its latest exhibit Funk: American Dada that is running through Saturday, March 31. The exhibit will feature the art of Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Kelly Phelps, Kyle Phelps, Lydia Thompson, David MacDonald, Yinka Orafidiya, Janathel Shaw, James Watkins, Sharif Bey, and Angelica Pozo.
A public reception is scheduled for Friday, March 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is located at 1815 Metropolitan Street. For more information about the Funk: American Dada exhibit, call 412-322-1773.