39-31 29th St
Queens, NY 11101
Transforming America In Real Time: Building Community Through A Pandemic
December 5 – 20, 2020
Opening: December 5, 1 – 6pm
Gallery Hours: Friday 4 – 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 6 pm
Artist Talk: December 17, 7 pm EST
Address: 39-31 29th St., LIC, NY
This exhibition is ADA compliant
*All visitors are required to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines. 4 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time.*
On December 17th at 7 pm EST, Suga Ray will screen a slideshow of photographs from, and talk with some of the activists, community members, and artists involved in the project.
View at www.twitch.tv/fluxfactory
Transforming America In Real Time! features photographs from events organized by Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston, of Transform America, a Queens Native, and lifelong Queensbridge representative. These events ranged in their focus. Some photographs document a Social Unrest for Change Demonstration in which Marston and a group of activists and advocates held up traffic at the Queensborough Bridge for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd who was killed by a police officer. Another captures a Freedom Tour bus trip and walking tour of Washington DC with youth and adults alike. Ongoing local events include the Wellness Wednesdays Vegan Food giveaways at Queensbridge Projects.
Transforming America In Real Time! is supported by The Flux Factory Rhizome Project. The Rhizome Project is a commitment to give intentional space to Black voices and provide a platform for Black narratives by offering the support needed to help these narratives thrive and evolve. The Rhizome Project is an evolving entity that will begin with a series of programs in 2020 and 2021.