Imagine an art event where instead of looking at objects on walls we look at each other; where instead of going to see art, we become it; where people can convene, converge and celebrate what makes us both unique and unified.
This is the inspiration behind MassQuerade Ball 2017: Convergence, an inter-generational, cross-cultural exhibition of the arts taking place April 30, 2017. Join us in honoring the diverse artistic expressions of Boston’s communities of color in a shared appreciation for arts, culture, and our collective humanity.
massquerade ball 2017
184 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Live MassQing @ 6:30pm
Performances @ 8pm
+ ethnic food, cash bar, DJ
& dance party!
odaiko new england
Odaiko New England (ONE) harnesses the transformative power of the Japanese drum through performance and education to bring diverse communities together, promote positive images of Asian American culture, and celebrate our multicultural society. ONE was founded in 1994 by Elaine Fong and a group of individuals with a common love of taiko. ONE has performed throughout the New England area at festivals, universities, corporations, and special events. As a roster artist of Young Audiences of Massachusetts, ONE presents a dynamic and educational taiko program to K-12 students, reaching over 15,000 every year.
VISIT WEBSITE HERE
Daniel Callahan is a transmedia artist and designer living in Roxbury MA. His work has been featured in the Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art and has been featured in such publications as Believer Magazine, The Bay State Banner, and Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture.
Daniel is a graduate of UPenn School of Design, where he received the Fine Arts Chair Award for outstanding work in a senior thesis exhibit, a current Graduate MFA Fellow in the Visual Media Art Program at Emerson College, and co-founder of the artist collective Fear & Fancy out of Oakland CA.
For more info visit YearofTheMassQ.com
Ashleigh Gordon is Artistic Director and violist of Castle of our Skins (COOS), a concert and educational series devoted to celebrating Black artistry through music. With COOS, she brings thought-provoking concert experiences blending music, history and Black culture.
In recognition for her work, she has presented at IDEAS UMass Boston and 180 Degrees Festival in Bulgaria; has been featured in print, on air and television in the International Musician Magazine, All Ears podcast and Boston’s Neighborhood Networks; and was awarded the 2016 Charles Walton Diversity Advocate Award from the American Federation of Musicians.
For more info visit Violashe.com
MassQuerade Ball 2017: Convergence was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Funding was also made in part through the Harvard Musical Association and The Boston Foundation Live Arts Boston Grant program.
Special thanks to our community partners.