Center for Art,
Research and Alliances
21 – 22 April, 2023

Khari Johnson-Ricks, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, and marcus scott williams in Conversation

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April 21
7-9 pm, doors at 6:30 PM

Join us for a conversation between friends Khari Johnson-Ricks, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, and marcus scott williams, as part of our ongoing exhibition and we learn to keep the soil wet.

This conversation will focus on the kinship between the three artists, cultivating community through art making, and more!

RSVP here. Walk-ins welcome!

Khari Johnson-Ricks is an artist whose practice extends across media, including works on paper, murals, independent publishing and black vernacular dance. His work has been included in group shows at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Jefrey Deitch, Los Angeles; Deli Gallery New York; and SCADMOA, Savannah; among others. He has created public murals for the city of Newark as part of Mayor Ras Baraka’s “Model Neighborhood Initiative” and “Gateways to Newark” Projects. His zines are featured in the library collections of the MET Library, the Whitney Library, and The MOMA Library. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Joselia Rebekah Hughes is a Mad and disabled Afro-Caribbean writer, artist, and educator based in the Bronx.  She is a writer and storyteller  committed to the possibilities of how communication brings us together, tears us apart, and navigates the chaos of what makes its way in-between. She krips and hops in the lineage of Black disabled aesthetics and linguistics. She employs wordplay, myths, oral traditions, and archetypes of The Fool to question and provoke perceptions and values regarding chronic illness, Madness, neurodivergence, and disability. She is a poetry editor at Apogee Journal. She has shared work at the Institute of Contemporary Art: VCU, Lincoln Center, MoMA, Leslie Lohman Museum, Bard, Swarthmore, Whitney Museum of American Art, and elsewhere. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Apogee Journal, Massachusetts Review, The Poetry Project, Split This Rock, Blackflash Magazine, Leste Magazine, Jewish Currents, and Ocean State Review.

marcus scott williams is a writer and artist whose works include Sparse Black Whimsy: A Memoir, say less, and damn might still be is what it is. his work explores improvisation, the creation of comfortable spaces, and care.

Image: Dual Lift by Khari Johnson-Ricks. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Emmanuel Abreu.

Friday, April 21, 2023
7pm—doors 6:30pm

Free and open to the public.
Reservations encouraged.
Kindly RSVP here.

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The closest wheelchair accessible subway is 14th St/8th Avenue station. The entry to CARA is ADA-compliant and our bookstore and galleries are barrier free throughout, with all gender, wheelchair accessible restrooms. CARA has wheelchairs available for guest use. Please request in advance via Service animals are welcome.