Ceremonial Teas in the Context of African American Social Life

"Art is Business" https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/curatorial-fellowship

This lecture will be virtual, and available via Zoom. After registering on Eventbrite, a day before the event, we will email you more information on how to log into the event via Zoom with the Meeting ID and password.

This event is free and open to the public.

There will be a Q&A after the presentation, we are looking forward to prepared questions you may have for each of our presenters. Please send a responsive question to the Chat once on Zoom so that they can respond.

Also, wear your fancy tops, and hats don't forget the gloves. Have your teacup brewing and tea cakes, make it fun by inviting your social circle to attend online.


Adero Knott

Knott (she/her) is an emerging curator who debuted at MCA Chicago, curating "Disability and Perspective", one of four exhibitions belonging to the Commons Artist Project of Norman Teague + Fo Wilson's blkHaUS studios. Adero is a Prosthetics Designer and Founder of AK Prosthetics, Corp., an AdaptiveTech startup on a mission to make customized prosthetics and adaptive wearables accessible and inclusive. Adero has been featured in Forbes, Chicago Sun-Times, and American Inno for her innovative work in the community of Chicago. Adero is also an ADA 25 Advancing Leadership Fellow of 2020.

Larissa is the Creative and Promotions Director for Universal Dance Music, as well as other collaborative projects with Chicago artists, historians, and creatives. She has received her Visual Arts Certification from the University of Chicago Graham School and Hyde Park Art Center in 2017 and has earned a certificate in 2020 from Digital Storytelling Institute at the Logan Center.

Guest Speaker: Taurean J. Webb

Taurean J. Webb, director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) and instructor of religion and race at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, was named a 2020-2021 non-resident fellow in the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative (RCPI) at Harvard Divinity School. In addition to supporting his scholarship and integrating him into the intellectual life of the RCPI, the program has also commissioned Webb to produce a visual arts exhibition, featuring the works of African- and Arab- descended artists. 

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin