When:
Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021 5:00p -
6:00p

Where:
Zoom
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, History, Lectures & Conferences, Performing Arts, Social Good

Event website:
https://www.mfa.org/event/planting-together-conversation-with-ekua-holmes-and-elizabeth-james-perry?event=72261

Join us for a conversation with “Garden for Boston” artists and activists Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag, born 1973) and Ekua Holmes (African American, born 1955).

With Radiant Community, Holmes has planted nearly 3,000 sunflowers on the front lawn of the MFA as a continuation of her community-wide action, The Roxbury Sunflower Project, now in its fourth year. For Holmes, sunflowers represent resilience, self-determination, and a community's ability to evolve and emerge while staying grounded in its history and traditions.

James-Perry's installation, Raven Reshapes Boston: A Native Corn Garden at the MFA, features Indigenous corn and sedges, as well as beans. Native reliance on the two distinct indigenous grasses is a focal point of the garden, for art, ceremony, and food. Her installation is a reclamation of Boston as Native space.

Together, the ”Garden for Boston” installations demonstrate the resilience and strength of the artists and their respective communities.

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