Jazz & Spirituality

Celebrating the Art of Oscar Harris

On View: Sept. 17-Dec. 4

CURATED BY

Tracy Murrell

ART BY

Oscar Harris

Join Jazz & Spirituality as they partner with the ArtsXchange in celebration of the art of Oscar Harris!


Jazz & Spirituality is a collective of artists, musicians, educators, and music enthusiasts who meet weekly to explore spirituality and the lively genre. It was founded by the Rev. Dwight Andrews at First Congregational Church in Atlanta in 2013. The group initially met in-person but transitioned to virtual meetings at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. During that time, their mutual support played  a key role in keeping focus on their creative endeavors as many arts venues closed.


Oscar Harris, a renowned and prolific architect and founder of Spike Studio in Atlanta, is an inspiring member of Jazz & Spirituality and has been a lifelong artist and painter.


Jazz & Spirituality members: Anne Collins Smith, Oscar Harris, Ralph Miles Jones, Deidre McDonald, Juneann McDonald, Nzinga Senghor, Adeyemi Toure


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:


Saturday, Sept. 17 • 4-8 p.m.

Exhibit Opening: Introducing Oscar Harris, Intuitive Abstract Impressionist

with MC Deb Moore of 91.9 WCLK; poetry and music by Adeyemi Toure and Ralph Miles Jones


Saturday, Oct. 8 • 4-8 p.m.

Artist Talk & Reaching the Next Generation

with Oscar Harris and Garfield Peart of Spike Studio


Saturday, Oct. 15 • 5-8 p.m.

"Whisper of the Marimba" film presentation

arranged by Deidre McDonald of the BronzeLens Film Festival


Saturday, Oct. 22 • 3-7 p.m.

Spoken Word & Panel Discussion

with readings by community poets Kenneth Zakee, Alice Lovelace, Concetta Hardnett, Olu Toure, and Adeyemi Toure with Ralph Miles Jones and Kwabena Willis

Artist Talk with Ralph Miles Jones, aerophonist, instantaneous composer and educator

Poetry and Music Presentation: "A Supreme Love — Jazz & Spirituality"



All events are free and open to the public at the ArtsXchange!