Jazz & Spirituality
Celebrating the Art of Oscar Harris
On View: Sept. 17-Dec. 4
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!