Featuring The Work Of Kibibi Ajanku
Sankofa Experience, 2023
The PEALE MUSEUM, BALTIMORE MD
The Village of African American Doll Artists
Virtual Tour, 2023
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum, Maryland
Kuumba II, 2023
Neiman Marcus, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia
Kuumba is Kwanzaa's sixth Principle, Creativity. Kuumba is the commitment to being creative within the context of the national community vocation of restoring our people to their traditional greatness and thus leaving our community more beneficial and beautiful than we inherited it. The principle has both a social and spiritual dimension and is deeply rooted in social and sacred teachings of African societies.
The artists and art selected for the Kuumba Exhibit fulfill the commitment to the Kuumba Principle. Kuumba II Artists include Kibibi Ajanku, TJ Blake Artistry, Tanya Bracey, Bryane Broadie, Larry Poncho Brown, Karen Y. Buster, Nina Carpenter, Anita Carrington, David W.M. Cassidy, Keiona Clark, Carren Clarke, Thomas E. Dade, Jaleel Davis, Marilyn Gates-Davis, Marie Antoinette Diaw, Jay Durrah, Erasto, Emery Franklin, Sarah Jones, Vanessa Chappell-Lee, James Murphy, Jr., Dion Pollard, Babacar Pouye, Qrcky, Overdue Recognition Art Gallery, Alma Roberts, B/ue Robin, Cary Michael Robinson, Levi Robinson, Thomas Rogers III, Wendell Supreme Shannon, Yemonja Smalls, Harriet Smith, K Starks, Luis Del Valle, Luther Wright, and Anthony Young, Jr..
"The art in this exhibit embodies the complexities of humanity as experienced by women of the African Diaspora. Through their medium, the artists tell their stories and the stories of their ancestors, addressing today’s societal challenges."
The exhibition featured the artwork of: Kibibi Ajanku, Tanya Bracey, Karen Y. Buster, Anita Carrington, Dr. Vanessa Chappell-Lee, Keiona Clark, Maria Lana Queen, Faith Ringgold, Alma Roberts, Joyce J. Scott, Deborah Shedrick, K Starks, and Zsudayka Terrell. Special recognition to Raven Fine Art Editions and Goya Contemporary Gallery for loaning Faith Ringgold and Joyce J. Scott paintings. Special thanks to the jurors Dr. Curlee Raven Holton, Larry Poncho Brown, and Jacqueline Thompson. Lastly, Mr. James E. Murphy, Jr. for exhibit design and layout