HairBrained Exhibit at the Providence Public Library on Empire Street, Providence
I am really excited to be a part of this exhibit!
Collaboration with artist Orlando Hernández
pictures by José Ramírez
Join us in spring of 2018 as we focus on...hair!
ON DISPLAY MARCH - JUNE 2018
The HairBrained exhibition will focus on hairstyles throughout history—braids, curls, facial hair, wigs—and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency, and politics. Exhibition materials will include books, prints, magazines, and photographs from Providence Public Library’s Special Collections. Items will be on display from March - June 2018.
Inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, our series of cultural programs and educational activities for all ages explores how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned, and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago 'till today.
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition & Program Series HairBrained KICK-OFF PARTY is free and open to all!
Wear your hair as you would dare: creative coiffures and fanciful facial hair encouraged -whether natural or concocted for the occasion!
View our brand new exhibition from PPL’s Special Collections, focused on hairstyles throughout history and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics!
Enjoy performances created in response to the exhibition by PPL’s Creative Fellow Becci Davis, and poet/performers Orlando Hernández and Sussy Santana!
Share hair memories great and ghastly!
Discover our calendar of upcoming HairBrained cultural and educational programs for all ages, running March through June! Visit: provlib.org
Very grateful to have hosted, alongside Vatic Kumba the Community Dinner Table! Thank you to the Department of Art, Culture & Tourism for making this beautiful event a reality. Table for 160! Thanks Helen Santana for making the red Lotus paper flowers!