Two state arts groups are teaming up for state exposure on a national showcase series streaming Monday, Sept. 28, they announced Wednesday.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas and The Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford have joined forces to curate performances by New Haven and Hartford artists for presentation on The Kennedy Center’s “Arts Across America” series at 4 p.m. Monday.
“Arts Across America” is a 20-week series of free online programming showing more than 200 diverse artists who play leadership roles in their communities, exemplify unique regional artistic styles, and are using their medium as a tool for advocacy and social justice, according to a joint release.
The Kennedy Center, in partnership with Facebook, presents Arts Across America on Facebook Live, YouTube, and its website. Kennedy-Center.org, Monday through Friday at 4 p.m.
The Monday program, curated by A&I and the Autorino Center, will include “Celebrating New Haven,” featuring New Haven area musicians Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Aleecya Foreman, Manny James, Rahsaan Langley and Rohn Lawrence; excerpts from “Human Be-In,” created by Hartford hip-hop company 860 MVMNT; and “Fatherhood Manologues,” an initiative of The Manhood Tree.
“We are thrilled that our vibrant New Haven and Hartford artistic communities will be represented in the Arts Across America series,” said Shelley Quiala, executive director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and Steven Raider-Ginsburg, Director of the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities. “We are grateful to The Kennedy Center and Facebook for providing the platform to amplify the urgent work of these truly remarkable artists.”