The opening event of a month long celebration of graffiti art and hip hop music will take place in historic Oak Park’s Brickhouse Art Gallery (2838 36th Street) on Thursday, June 5th at 6pm. Dr. Eugene Redmond, the Poet Laureate of East St. Louis and Emeritus Professor of English, will share and discuss his views on the importance and correlation between Rap lyrics and Poetry during this opening reception of The Art of Hip Hop exhibition.
The award-winning poet, writer, and educator will be joined by guest performers Noah ‘Supernova’ Hayes (Poet, Rapper, Actor and Musician), Dante’ Pelayo (Poet and Writer) and Paul Willis (Poet and Emcee). The event will be facilitated by Michael Benjamin Jr., and followed by a Q&A, performance and book signing by Dr. Redmond.
General admission is $10; seniors and students admission is $7. Contact Barbara Range, Brickhouse Art Gallery Curator, at 916-475-1240, or visit the gallery’s website at www.thebrickhousegallery.net for additional information or questions.
The Art of Hip Hop: Celebrating the 5 Elements is an art exhibition and hip hop festival designed to empower and educate the Sacramento community. The event will begin June 5th and ends with a closing reception on Sunday, June 29th. It is a cultural resource to promote the development, rich history and legacy of Hip Hop Culture.